Culinary Management Instructor
Brian Buckley was a founding faculty member of ICE’s Culinary Management Diploma 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. Although the New York City native attended Hunter College, preparing to be an advertising copywriter and interning at Young & Rubicam, he soon switched his focus to restaurants. As president of Plan B Consulting, Buckley specializes in staff training, business system implementation, developing wine programs, and devising and testing menu items.