Cooking is a natural thing for Chef Dean Chadwick at Gamma Phi Beta at UC Berkley, who learned how to cook when his parents were busy with work. At fifteen he worked in a restaurant where the chef was so inspirational, he was motivated to make a career out of cooking. He eventually moved to Orange County and attended the Art Institute of California. He later moved to the central coast of California and experienced the culture of good local produce, wine, and food. He cooked in an American/Californian style French restaurant wile finishing business school.