Alan ‘Skip’ Hause
Skip Hause, co-owner and chef, founded Hause Restaurant Group in 2012 with his wife Chantal to fulfill their vision of producing a uniquely Arizona restaurant at the Desert Botanical Garden. That restaurant, Gertrude’s, opened in 2013 to critical acclaim and continues to satisfy thousands of visitors and locals with its innovative and discerning seasonally inspired cuisine.
As a graduate of New York’s Culinary Institute of America, Skip has stellar credentials in the culinary world. In 2012 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Special Events Society (ISES).
He remains a long-standing member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF). The ACF offers educational resources, training, apprenticeships, and accreditation to enhance professional growth for current and future chefs. On a local level, Skip is a member of the Chefs Collaborative. The Chef Collaborative works with chefs and the greater food community to celebrate local foods and foster a more sustainable food supply.
In addition to overseeing the culinary direction at Gertrude’s, Skip has managed Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events with Chantal since 1996 to produce one-of-a-kind events with exquisite artisan cuisine.
Skip is co-author of On Cooking: A Textbook of Culinary Fundamentals a comprehensive and prestigious textbook published by Prentice Hall. Now in its fifth edition, On Cooking is used in over 300 schools nationally and internationally.