Dan Coudreaut (born 1965), known to his colleagues as “Chef Dan”, is the executive chef at McDonald’s.
Coudreaut was responsible for the addition of several items to McDonald’s national menu, including:
Asian and Southwest Chicken Salads
Angus and Chicken Snack Wraps
Angus Burger line of sandwiches
McCafe coffee drinks
Real Fruit Smoothie beverages
Spicy Premium Chicken sandwich
Chef Dan also sings lead vocals in “Chef Dan and the Appetizers” which is a classic rock band formed by McDonald’s employees in 2008 to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities.