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  • Chef Oswaldo Oliva
    Oswaldo Oliva: Passage to Mugaritz, Spain
    Chef Oswaldo Oliva's journey from Mexico City to Spain took him into the most iconic restaurants of the world in Spain where he worked with Joan Roca at the now three Michelin starred El Celler de Can Roca in Girona and then for seven years...
  • Noma Tokyo team
    LA Chef Jacob Kear's great adventure to Noma Japan (extended version)
    "Although our entire staff will move to Tokyo, we’ll leave our ingredients at home. Rather we’ll bring our mindset and sensibilities to the best of pristine winter produce from all over Japan.” Rene RedzepiIn two days on the...
  • LA Chef Bruce Kalman
    LA Chef Bruce Kalman's first job
    Name: Bruce KalmanCurrent position: Chef/owner Union RestaurantWhat was your VERY first restaurant industry job?BK: First job was at Savino's Pizza in Paramus, NJ,How did you get this job?BK: I got the job because my dad's friend was the...
  • LA Chef Eric Greenspan
    LA Chef Eric Greenspan's first job
    Name::Eric GreenspanCurrent position: Chef/PartnerFoundation Hospitality GroupWhat was your VERY first restaurant industry job?EG: Breakfast cook at caffe med in BerkeleyHow did you get this job?EG: Was a dishwasher and bored while the kitchen was...
  • Giada at the opening of her restaurant Giada in Las Vegas
    Giada De Laurentiis and husband call it quits
    The Food Network star of Giada at Home, cookbook author, chef Giada De Laurentiis has been separated from her husband of 11 years since July. In a statement on her Facebook page De Laurentiis commented that her husband, Todd and her have decided...
  • De Laurentiis
    Giada De Laurentiis and Husband, Todd Thompson, End 11 Year Marriage
    The famous chef and star of Food Networks "Giada at Home" announced via her Facebook page that she and fashion designer spouse, Todd Thompson, have not only been separated since July but have decided to end their marriage. "After an...
  • New spots, Cloud 10 and Dosi Restaurant, are getting noticed in Houston
    New spots, Cloud 10 and Dosi Restaurant, are getting noticed in Houston
    For the adventurous palate, Houston has a few more choices to consider from some of the best chefs have to offer.New to the scene are dishes and desserts bursting with creativity and flavor.DOSI RESTAURANT:Head Chef, Jordan Asher, Sous Chef Daniel...
  • LA Chef Joel David Miller
    LA Chef Joel David Miller's first job
    Name: Joel David millerCurrent position: Executive Chef at The Wallace in Culver CityWhat was your VERY first restaurant industry job?JDM: I'm not sure if being a cashier at McDonald's counter when I was 15, seeing as there was no real...
  • LA Chef Katsuji Tanabe
    LA Chef Katsuji Tanabe's first job
    Name: Katsuji TanabeCurrent position: Chef/owner MexikosherWhat was your VERY first restaurant industry job?KT: Dishwasher at catering company in Mexico CityHow did you get this job?KT: A friend of my mom knew the chefHow old were you?KT: 15 years...
  • LA Chef Vartan Abgaryan
    LA Chef Vartan Abgaryan's first job
    Name: Vartan AbgaryanCurrent position: Executive Chef, Cliff's EdgeWhat was your VERY first restaurant industry job?VA: Baskin RobbinsHow did you get this job?VA: My brother worked there and got me the job when he left.How old were you?VA: I...
  • LA Chef James Trees
    LA Chef James Trees' first job
    Name: James TreesCurrent position: Chef Consultant at Hutchinson Cocktails & GrillWhat was your VERY first restaurant industry job?JT: Intern at the Mirage Las VegasHow did you get this job?JT: Through a school vocational tech program called...
  • LA Chef Kyle Schutte
    LA Chef Kyle Schutte's first job
    Name: Kyle SchutteCurrent position: Executive Chef/ Proprietor The FLATSWhat was your VERY first restaurant industry job?KS: The first job I had in any restaurant was an entry level prep cook position at the Tuscarora Mill restaurant in Leesburg,...
  • Chef Kobe Desramaults
    Interview with Kobe Desramaults, Flemish Culinary Star of In De Wulf, Belgium
    The young Flemish chef with his Canadian sous chef was at the hotel reception one morning in Schloss Benisberg on the outskirts of Koln, checking out before proceeding to go on stage at Chef Sache in Koln, Germany. We ended up riding together to...
  • Chef Kevin Thompson, Le Cafe, L'Auberge Casino Resort
    A Cajun culinary celebration at L'Auberge, Lake Charles
    Surrounded by crystal and china in L'Auberge Casino Resort's Le Cafe, the succulent lobster claw sat atop crab, shrimp and avocado. This medley of seafood artfully arranged in a martini glass was bound by tomato water. Not a puree, or...
  • Chef Alain Passard
    Chef Alain Passard: An Enigma & An Inspiration
    Alain Passard the three Michelin starred French chef has been rocking the culinary world since 1971, sometimes even off its foundations, for instance when he removed red meats from his menu in 2001. They have since reappeared at L'Arpege, his...