Growing up in Mauston—a small Wisconsin town of 4,000—Bruce enlisted in the U.S. Navy right out of high school and worked in the culinary field. After his four-year tour, he returned to his hometown to find little job opportunity, so he left for the bright lights of Las Vegas where he worked at several restaurants in various casinos.
While in Las Vegas he met his wife Amy who is from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. And after 24 years in Las Vegas, he returned to the Midwest where he currently serves as a sous chef at Earle Brown.
Bruce thoroughly enjoys cooking for his family whenever he gets a chance.