Chief Chef Heiser
Don Heiser, the Chief Chef of Firehouse Gourmet, is a firefighter with over 43 years in the fire service. He is the retired Fire Chief and Director of Marine Safety for the City of Encinitas and is currently a Deputy Fire Chief for CAL FIRE/San Diego County Fire Authority. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Vocational Education, a Professional Certificate in Culinary Art’s from Chef Neil Stuart/JC Cooking School and a Food Service Managers Training Certificate.
Firehouse Gourmet came about due to his love of fire service and of cooking. "When I can do something for a person and they walk away with a smile, I have done my job as a firefighter or a chef."
Chef Heiser incorporates the Pacific Rim and Southwestern influences, as well as, New Orleans cuisine and the heat of Tequila to create the style and flavor of the Firehouse Gourmet.
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