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Sean Carmicheal – Owner


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A Lincoln native Chef Sean first attended Art school at UNL before going to the Colorado Art Institute in Denver where he received a culinary degree. After moving back he worked and operated numerous restaurants including Inn Harms Way and J. Finnegan’s before settling down at Chez Hay Catering where he has been feeding the masses for more than twenty years.

Chef Sean is the co-author of Dueling Chefs a Vegetarian and Meat Lover Debate the Plate.

He is the proud father of three brilliantly mischievous boys: Camden, Graham and Berkeley who do their very best to keep him on his toes and moving.

Chef Sean enjoys cool fall nights, zombie movies, fencing and likes listening to the Black Keys and Duke Ellington in the kitchen for inspiration.