Aerie's culinary team has come together from all over the world to serve you. Our staff focuses on creating a memorable dining experience for each guest, with first-class food and service as our top priorities. We love where we work, and we are passionate about creating an inventive, exciting menu within a setting unlike any other Traverse City dining venue. From ingredients to preparation to presentation, we strive to make your visit to Aerie Restaurant & Lounge exceptional.

Bryan Petrick

Sous Chef

Bryan Petrick

A 13-year veteran of restaurant cooking and cuisine, Chef Bryan Petrick is the Sous Chef at Aerie Restaurant & Lounge. Chef Petrick joined the Aerie staff in 2012, and has held the Sous Chef position—the highest at the restaurant—since 2015.

Chef Petrick is a 2012 graduate of the Culinary Arts program at The Art Institute of Michigan in Novi. Prior to graduation, he worked at the Cherry Blossom Japanese Restaurant in Novi, the Ironwood Grill in Plymouth, and the Texas Corral Steakhouse in Canton.