About Sean Gartland

Sean Gartland is a Flint, MI native and a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Following graduation from the Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts program, Gartland spent time cooking in various Michigan hotels and restaurants such as the Trillium Restaurant at the Grand Traverse Resort and Forté in Birmingham. With the blessing of the great chef that he was working under he moved on to Chicago. His experiences working in restaurants like Zealous, Charlie Trotters To Go and North Pond (to mention a few) opened his eyes to a whole new world in terms of technique and tastes. Living and working in such a vibrant city, with so many cultural influences to draw from, was a priceless experience. He was honored to be hired as a chef instructor at The Chopping Block Cooking School just as owner Shelley Young was expanding her business. Working with someone who was so dedicated to spreading the joy of cooking to everyone around her was the most influential step in his career. It is there that he discovered the powerful impact of teaching others to cook and love food. In the summer of 2017, he launched a brick and mortar location for his ever-growing private chef/cooking class business, Feast Cooking School. Now operating at Feast Gourmet Kitchen Shop in Fenton, MI the store has been packing local cooking enthusiasts into its intimate kitchen space for classes that range from basic Chicken 101 to the more adventurous hands-on classes taking on hand-made Mexican food and other ethnic cuisines.