Chef Interviews

Learn how to cook from professional chefs. – I have always been curious about what it must be like to be a professional chef. Whether they are a famous TV Celebrity chef or the owner of a small restaurant in a small town in the middle of the country, they all have extensive knowledge I can learn from.

So I decided to send a few chefs I’ve met or found on the internet some questions in the form of a chef interview and their responses were outstanding. These chef interviews give you a glimps into their worlds and offer numerous tips that can help home cooks to be better cooks.
 

Chef Linda Hall

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Chef Linda Hall

Interview with Chef Linda Hall Chef Linda Hall sent me an e mailed after checking out the page. She sent me some great ideas for my “Kitchen Drawer” page that I will be sure to include. Linda works as a chef for a big food manufacturer developing new products. Linda’s knowledge in the kitchen is […]

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Chef Christopher Van Ness

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Chef Christopher Van Ness

Interview with Chef Christopher Van Ness I met Chef Chris at a group cooking class at Carmines Creole, a New Orleans styled restaurant in Bryn Mawr, PA . I asked Chris a lot of questions during the class and now stop in often to ask more questions. Chris is one of those chefs who love […]

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Chef Joey Altman

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Chef Joey Altman

Interview with Chef Joey Altman Joey Altman began training to be a chef at the tender ripe age of 16. In 1989 he opened Miss Pearl’s Jam House in San Francisco where he received many stars for his tropical dishes inspired by Caribbean, Cajun, Creole and Pacific Rim cuisine. Joey graduated culinary school from Sullivan […]

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Diane Brown

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Diane Brown

Interview with Cookbook Author Diane Brown When I received Diane’s email asking if I would like to review her cookbook, The Seduction Cookbook, I immediately looked it up at Amazon to see if it was going to make me blush. Although the cover is very sexy, the contents of the book are for anyone who […]

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Chef John Folse

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Chef John Folse

Interview with Chef John Folse Chef John Folse is respected around the world as an authority on Cajun and Creole cuisine. His world famous restaurant, Lafitte’s Landing is recognized as one of the finest in New Orleans. He is the author of The Evolution of Cajun & Creole Cuisine and Plantation Celebrations. In 1990, Chef […]

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Chef Paolo Monti

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Chef Paolo Monti

Interview with Chef Paolo Monti Chef Paolo comes to us from Pistoia, Italy and has been in the restaurant business for more than 25 years. He has worked in Italy, Germany, England, Greece, Oman, Bahrain, and the United States. Chef Paolo is currently running an Italian Gourmet Cooking School at Grand Hotel Portovenere in Liguria, […]

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Chef Barbara Freda

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Chef Barbara Freda

Interview with Chef Barbara Freda Jennifer Beisser was the president of a very cool website called ChefsLine years ago. It was culinary hotline and connects home cooks to cooking lessons with chefs by phone. I asked her if I could interview some of her very talented chefs and she arranged this Novice to Pro interview with […]

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Chef Yves Terrian, Maestro SVP

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Chef Yves Terrian, Maestro SVP

Interview with Chef Yves Terrian Chef Terrian came to us via Ilene Polansky, the owner of Maestro S.V.P., a Montreal, Quebec restaurant that specializes in oysters from all over the world. According to Ilene, her restaurant has been somewhat hectic this summer including working through June without a day off, 16 hour work days, setting […]

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Chef Terrell Garrett

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Chef Terrell Garrett

Chef Garrett contacted me in an email and said he would interested in participating in my new Ask A Chef feature. After reading about his background, I was excited to have him on board. What is most interesting to me is becoming a chef was Terrell’s second career after spending 26 years as a hospital […]

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Monica Bhide

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Monica Bhide

Interview with Cookbook Author Monica Bhide Monica sent me an email and asked me to check out her new cookbook, The Spice Is Right and I was thrilled when I received it. I have not done much Indian cooking and would like to learn some of the basic techniques and this is the book to […]

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