Asmus Owner Dan Lowry, is Honored in the Film Production of Detroit: The City of Chefs

Dec 29, 2023

Asmus owner and President, Dan Lowry has had quite a remarkable career. As such, Dan was an easy selection as one of Detroit’s featured Chefs and culinary purveyors in the upcoming PBS documentary entitled; Detroit: The City of Chefs.

Dan’s nearly 5 decades career began as an executive chef in the hotel industry and he later became a corporate chef for a multi-unit restaurant group.

Having the urge to break out on his own, Dan later became  chef, owner, and operator of his own signature restaurant, Lowry’s.

Dan’s contributions to the culinary world further continued as a food service consultant and as a culinary educator at the college level, and as an owner of Asmus Seasoning, Red Goose Spice, Savvy Goose Foods and most recently, The Great Lakes Pickling Company.

These diverse accomplishments as well as his proud affiliation with both the Michigan Chef’s de Cuisine and the American Culinary Federation, made Dan a stand out choice to be included in this landmark, Detroit-focused documentary.

The film’s Executive Producer/Director and himself a rather well-known Chef, Keith Famie, of Visionalist Entertainment Productions, has been producing Emmy award-winning documentary films, as well as impactful, emotionally engaging stories for corporate clients, since 2006.

Asmus owner with Executive Producer and former Chef, Keith Famie.

Keith takes us back to the early 1960’s and traces Detroit’s culinary history and its evolution, through the eyes and experiences of some of its most famous chefs, restauranteurs, wine experts and event venue personalities.

Among the Chef legends are Chefs Milos Cihelka, Douglas Grech, Dan Hugelier, Ed Janos, Brian Polcyn, Rick Halberg, Jeff Gabriel, Mary Brady, Nick Janutol, Shawn Loving, Joe Decker, Kevin Brennan, Paul Grosz, Steve Allen, Kevin Gawronski, Jimmy Schmidt, Bonnie Fishman, Luciano DelSignore, Joe Muer Jr., and Roger Kreager.

And, of course, our own Chef, Dan Lowry

Sprinkled here and there are also front of the house stars, the early food critics, key purveyors, Detroit’s prominent culinary colleges and a feature on today’s leading local Detroit and Michigan restaurants.

To be amongst this A-list of Detroit’s culinary giants and industry leaders, is truly an honor.

A preview event, celebrating Detroit’s culinary heritage entitled; the Legends of the Stove, is being held at the Detroit Athletic Club on the evening of Monday, January 15th, 2024.

Chef Shawn Loving, CMC of the Detroit Athletic Club will be orchestrating this dinner, inviting some of Detroit’s iconic chefs from days gone by, along with current chefs of Detroit’s leading restaurants, to cook together for three local charities: Gilda’s Club of Metro Detroit, The Rainbow Connection and Rising Stars Academy.

Watch a trailer of Detroit: The City of Chefs  HERE.

The film itself has yet to be officially scheduled for its release but it is expected to appear on your local PBS station early this fall.

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