Ryan Friedrich Named Executive Chef at The Community House

Ryan Friedrich headshot
Courtesy of The Community House

The Community House, a nonprofit resource and destination for personal, professional, recreational, and philanthropic pursuits in Birmingham, announced the appointment of Ryan Friedrich as executive chef.

In his new role, Friedrich will oversee operations of The Community House Kitchen, including food preparation, menu planning, and the supervision of cooking and kitchen personnel. He has extensive professional experience, serving as executive chef at both the Market North End and Streetside Seafood.

“Ryan is an extremely skilled and creative executive chef. We are thrilled to have him leading The Community House Kitchen,” says William D. Seklar, officer, president, and CEO of The Community House and The Community House Foundation. “Guests of The Community House are certain to appreciate his talents as well.”

He holds an associate’s degree in culinary arts from Schoolcraft Community College. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Ferris State University.

Friedrich succeeds Reubin Fleming, who served as executive chef at The Community House for more than 30 years. He will remain on staff as a chef.

“It’s truly an honor to join The Community House as Executive Chef,” says Friedrich. “The Community House has a long history of providing exceptional cuisine to its guests. I am excited to continue this tradition while also bringing my own creative approach.”