Alex Hrabovsky Alex Hrabovsky is a chef with over a decade of experience in the restaurant industry. He is well-versed in food and wine pairing, having cooked and catered throughout Napa Vallery in places such as La Toque, Charlie Palmer, and Beringer Vineyards. He is currently the executive chef of Open Range in Bozeman, Montana. Experience Alex's affinity for food and hospitality led him to pursue formal culinary training in San Francisco. He stayed in the Bay Area, working his way up the ranks in Napa Valley as a cook and caterer for Wine Chefs of Napa, La Toque Restaurant, and Charlie Palmer Group. Surrounded by vineyards and wineries, Alex honed his skills in cooking and wine pairing. He eventually took over as the executive chef of Beringer Vineyards, where he created dishes to showcase the local wine and regional cuisine of Napa Valley. Alex moved back to Bozeman, Montana in 2021 to become the executive chef at Open Range, putting his signature on the American steakhouse menu by balancing high-quality meats with well-crafted vegetarian dishes. Education Alex received his formal chef's training at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in San Francisco, earning an Associate of Culinary Arts degree. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the University of Montana-Bozeman. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.