Barry Greenberg is the Executive Chef at The University of Iowa. Having worked on campus since 1992, Barry’s responsibilities include menu oversight and planning for student dining, catering operations, campus bakeries, retail dining and the President’s Residence. His culinary career began while attending high school in Connecticut by working in a family restaurant as a part time job. He attended and graduated with Culinary Arts and Management degrees from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Barry received his Executive Chef’s Certification (CEC) in 2003 from the American Culinary Federation, the largest association of professional Chefs in the world. Barry is also a certified Kansas City Barbecue Society judge. He competes in many Culinary and Recipe Competitions with some success. Barry has won ACF Gold Medals at the Upper Midwest Restaurant Show and NACUFS Culinary Challenge. He has also won top honors at the Cattlemen’s ‘Best of the Barbecue’ competition, twice at the Iowa Pork Producer’s Taste of Elegance, The Avocados of Mexico recipe competition, the Gold Medal Flour Culinary Challenge and the Maple Leaf Farms Chef’s Challenge.
Barry finds cooking inspiration from many sources such as people, places, previous food experiences, reading and research. When not participating in all things culinary, you’ll find him either spending time with his family, golfing or gardening.