Bryan Vietmeier Bryan Vietmeier is the executive chef of Take 5 Urban Market in Seattle. He is a seasoned veteran of the food and hospitality industry, with almost four decades of experience as a professional chef. Bryan's twists on classics like chicken parmesan, carrot cupcakes, meatloaf, and Reuben sandwiches have made Take 5 a Seattle destination for food lovers. Experience Bryan Vietmeier spent 12 years as a sous chef at the Olympic Four Seasons. He was the executive chef for seven years at Harbor Club, a well-known private dining venue in Bellevue, Seattle. Looking for a change of scenery, Bryan spent three summers, in between working for one of Seattle's top catering companies, as a chef of a full-service fishing resort in Alaska. There, he created menus focused on bountiful local ingredients. At Take 5, he creates menus that reflect the market's emphasis on seasonality and puts a spin on classic comfort foods like meatloaf and Reuben sandwiches. Bryan's carrot cupcake has garnered raves online from such sites as Food & Wine, Epicurious, and MyRecipes. BBC Travel deemed it one of "America's best gourmet cupcakes." Education Bryan attended South Seattle College, where he graduated with a degree in culinary arts. 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.