Chef Horsfield began his culinary career with a four-year apprenticeship at the full-service Gold Coast International Hotel in Queensland, Australia, where he ultimately became a trade-certified chef. It was during this time he received training and guidance by chefs from Switzerland, Germany, Austria, England, Ireland, Japan, Hong Kong, India and Thailand, earning consecutive-year medals in the Gold Coast Salon Culinaire competition. During his formal training, Chef worked in fine dining, banquets, breakfast service, butchery, garde manger and bakery operations.
Chef Horsfield’s 13 years' industry experience included work in boutique Australian hotels as commis, demi, chef de partie and chef garde manger positions. Chef worked in corporate catering at a major Australian sporting stadium in Adelaide, South Australia, and was a seven-year owner of a successful restaurant. Relocating to the U.S. in late 2005, Chef Horsfield joined the instructional team at Kirkwood Community College in 2006, before becoming department chair of Hospitality Arts Programs in 2011. Chef earned his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Upper Iowa University.