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Brandon's journey began with a deep-rooted passion for cooking,  He honed his skills across esteemed establishments like The Breakers Resort, Cafe Boulud, Aureole, and Alinea before assuming pivotal roles at Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group and Saison Hospitality. Brandon's relentless pursuit of culinary excellence led him to the serene landscapes of Montana, where he continues to shape the culinary landscape of the Bitterroot Valley with his unwavering commitment to the craft and a vision for a timeless legacy in the world of gastronomy.

Chef Brandon is not just a culinary expert but also the President, Executive Chef, and Founder of the Ember Collective, a pioneering restaurant and hospitality investment group. Under his leadership, the Ember Collective has introduced innovative fast casual and fine dining concepts like Bullseye Burgers, Grano, and Ember, each showcasing Brandon's dedication to artisanal craft and farm-to-table excellence.


Experience a culinary journey through Ember's commitment to vertical integration. Recognizing a need for enhanced sustainability in the restaurant industry, Ember embarked on a mission to elevate fine dining experiences in Montana while championing environmentally conscious practices. Through partnerships with local farms and ranches, we guarantee high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, and transparency at every level of our dining experience.   


At Ember, we pride ourselves on providing a culinary experience that fosters connection, community, and wholeness. This experience extends beyond our doors, creating a ripple effect that positively impacts the entire community. By championing local farmers, ranchers, and the broader Bitterroot Valley community, Ember becomes a positive force, uplifting the entire culinary landscape and community. Join us to experience fine dining sourced and served in the comfort of your community. 



Ember prioritizes sustainable practices at every level of the dining experience. From repurposing food scraps for farm feed to sourcing firewood from pruned trees, we take pride in our efforts to minimize waste.


At Ember, we believe in demystifying fine dining, offering a transparent glimpse into the culinary artistry behind each dish. Immerse yourself in our "Made in Montana" ambiance, where every visit to Ember is an opportunity to indulge in the finest flavors without sacrificing the warmth of approachability.


At Ember, each meticulously crafted dish represents a symphony of flavors, where every element is elevated to its fullest potential, creating an unforgettable fine dining experience. Ember's upcoming butcher shop will offer a unique opportunity to purchase the curated elements that define our culinary excellence for home use.