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Sean Fogarty

Sean Fogarty
Executive Chef
Discovery Culinary Collaborative

330 Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715


Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Hospitality and Tourism

Sean grew up in Racine, Wisconsin with a French grandmother who inspired a love of food. After high school he moved to Chicago to cook and attend culinary school. Following culinary school he traveled to France to work and discover his grandmother’s native land. He came back to finish a bachelor’s degree in English and then moved to Northern California to work, moving to Madison to be closer to family

From a young age Sean Fogarty was a lover of food and travel; a career as a cook and chef has allowed him to see the world and experience regional differences from the table. Life as a chef has its daily challenges; there are few professions that compare when you consider the combination of physical and mental demand that is required every day to have success in the restaurant industry. There are also few professions that allow you to travel the globe and truly immerse yourself in a regions culture. Not to mention the delicious food.