Brian Buckley is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Brian Buckley

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management

"I’ve done every job in hospitality except valet parking. If I saw that I could learn something new, I took the job."


Brian Buckley was a founding faculty member of ICE’s Restaurant & Culinary Management program. With more than 20 years in the industry, it's hard to find a position Buckley didn't hold at one point or another: dishwasher, short-order cook, waiter, maitre'd, sommelier, brunch chef and general manager, in addition to many years as a restaurant consultant. The New York City native attended Hunter College and was preparing to be an advertising copywriter while interning at Young & Rubicam, but switched his focus to restaurants. As owner and operator of Plan B Consulting, Buckley specializes in staff training, business system implementation, developing wine programs, and devising and testing menu items.

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