Bruce apprenticed for several years, in a first class hotel in Canada. Working for top-notch European chefs, he began to learn all aspects of the culinary profession. Although he didn't pursue a culinary career at that time, he has always enjoyed cooking. and search for a B&B,
Bruce went to culinary school. He attended, and graduated from, Le Cordon Blue Academy in Sacramento, CA. Bruce earned Honor Roll and Escoffier Club ropes at the graduation ceremony.
In addition to learning French Classical Cuisine techniques from highly regarded chef instructors, Bruce did an extern-ship at The Boulevard Bistro in Elk Grove CA. There he created weekly menus and executed his creations, all under the guidance of Chef Bret Bohlmann.
Gourmet Custom Dinners
Custom dinners are available to our guests! For parties of two, and up to ten, Chef Bruce will customize a menu just for you! Using fresh, seasonal ingredients, and fine meats from local area vendors, he will put together a menu of three to five courses.
Dinners are served by candlelight, either in the dining room, or on the back patio under the stars. We need at least one week's notice, and are not always available, so consider booking dinner when you book your room.
Please contact Wendi to discuss personal requests for your upcoming visit.
BLACK BEAR INN
PO Box 109
1343 Oak Circle
Arnold, California 95223
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