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Brian Jantz


Executive Chef

Brian was born in Germany while his father was stationed there, serving in the U.S. Army. He was raised in Wichita, Kansas and developed a passion for cooking at an early age. After graduating from high school, he worked at the Airport Radisson Hotel in Wichita and soon after, convinced his parents to let him enroll in the Chef’s Apprenticeship and Hotel Management program at Johnson County Community College. Upon graduating, he became the Chef de Cuisine of Benton’s Prime Steak House on the Rooftop of the Westin Hotel here in Kansas City. He also traveled with Starwood Hotels and Resorts as part of the team that opened “W” luxury concept hotels. In 1999, he left Westin Hotels and worked as the Executive Chef for Kansas City Catering. After working with the Nelson Art Gallery for 2 years, he became the Executive Chef at The Country Club of Loch Lloyd, where he remained for eleven years. Collectively, he brings a successful blend of talent and experience to the Country Club of Leawood.