All About Garrett And His Downtown Deli
Garrett Scanlan, creator of the “Garrett’s Downtown Deli” concept is a European-trained
Master Chef who, after thirty-plus years spent at the very top of the culinary world, has turned his sights
to developing a food service outlet that offers accessability, affordability and an exceedingly high standard
Born in Dublin, Ireland into a family of restauranteurs, Chef Scanlan began working in his
father’s restaurant while still in grade school. This led to a formal apprenticeship in the culinary arts in
some of the finest kitchens in Europe - Ireland, England, Spain, Switzerland and France.
While competing in the European Culinary Olympics (Hotelympia) in 1976, (at age 19, the
youngest competitor in the history of the competition.), Chef Scanlan was recruited by the Hilton Hotel
Corporation and brought to the United States.
He has been in the U.S. since 1978.
Chef Scanlan has proudly worked in some of the most prestigous kitchens around the world -
The Grosvenor and Marco Pierre White in London, Le Chateau in Berne, Switzerland, The Mansion on Turtle Creek,
Dallas, and, of course, his own property, Garrett’s on Water Street, Boyne City, MI.
A career spanning more than thirty years has resulted in countless awards and accolades,
dozens of articles in publications such as Food and Wine, Gourmet and Food Arts, his recipes and culinary
“how to” instruction have appeared in more than fifty cookbooks and newspapers including
The Toronto Globe, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News
and the Detroit Free Press, etc.
Chef Garrett Scanlan has built an impeccable reputation in culinary circles through his
dedication to quality and his pursuit of excellence.
He brings that same dedication and focus to his latest venture....Garrett’s Downtown Deli.
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