As the son of restaurateurs, Terrance Brennan was exposed to the food and hospitality industry early on in life. He started cooking at the age of 13 and went on to pursue a career as a chef. He worked in several high profile and Michelin Star restaurants including Le Cirquein New York City and the Le Moulin de Mougins located in the South of France. The “cuisine of the sun” the region is famous for became the inspiration for Brennan’s signature style.
Brennan came back to the United States and opened Picholine, a Mediterranean-inspired American cuisine restaurant, in 1993. Brennan also opened up Artisanal, a bistro-fromagerie-wine bar in 2001. The success of Artisanal prompted Brennan to launch a cheese selection, maturation and distribution facility measuring 10,000 square feet aptly named the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center.
Brennan has also become a fixture on television with appearances on shows like Live with Regis and Kelly, CBS Morning News, The Early Show, the Today Show shows on Martha Stewart Living Television and The Food Network.