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 Walter Staib

August 19, 2012 4 Comments
Chef Walter Staib

Interview with Chef Walter Staib “Always be willing to experiment and try something new.” – Chef Walter Staib Chef Walter Staib is a third generation restaurateur with over 40 years experience in the kitchen. He is also the person responsible for rescuing our historic City Tavern Restaurant that was originally established in 1773 and was […]

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Chef Bertrand Chemel

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Chef Bertrand Chemel

“We cannot expect them to be a chef, we have to teach them to become a chef.” – Bertrand Chemel I am very excited to introduce Chef Bertrand Chemel to the Reluctant Gourmet Novice2Pro Chef Interviews. For those of you who are restaurant fans, you will remember Chef Chemel at Café Boulud in New York […]

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Eleonora “Lola” Baldwin

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Eleonora “Lola” Baldwin

  Cooking is more a reason to get people together, talking, loving each other, participating in a communal activity.  – Lola I met Lola when she commented on my Cooking Blog about a Tuscan Tomato, Cucumber & Bread Salad called Panzanella. She is an “Italian-American, home cook, freelance writer, translator, mother, dreamer” who has a […]

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Cheeseman Jack

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Cheeseman Jack

There is no crime in not liking some allegedly famous cheese. – Cheeseman Jack I met Jack at our local Farmers Market where he has one of his two popular cheese stands. His other cheese shop is in Philadelphia at the famous Reading Terminal Market. Jack is a true cheese monger but doesn’t like titles […]

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Chef Hiromitsu Nozaki

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Chef Hiromitsu Nozaki

“Cuisine is not made of only techniques. Understanding people and culture leads you to understand cuisine even more deeply. – Chef Hiromitsu Nozaki For those of you who are interested in Japanese cuisine, you are going to enjoy this interview with Chef Hiromitsu Nozaki who just published his new book Japanese Kitchen Knives. In this […]

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Chef Dawn Thomas

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Chef Dawn Thomas

Focus on learning the skills and techniques behind cooking…not just following recipes. – Chef Dawn Thomas With all the crazy cooking shows featuring celebrity chefs screaming and yelling at everyone, it’s great to hear Chef Dawn Thomas’s calming voice and watch her gifted hands as she teaches home cooks like myself the techniques of preparing […]

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Chef Marc Vetri

August 19, 2012 1 Comment
Chef Marc Vetri

I look for dedication, I look for passion, I look for how they watch and listen. I watch their eyes and their gestures. – Chef Marc Vetri Interview with Chef Marc Vetri Although I have not had the opportunity (and I hope this changes) to dine at Marc Vetri’s restaurant here in Philadelphia, I may […]

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Chef Walter Scheib, The White House

August 19, 2012 1 Comment
Chef Walter Scheib, The White House

“Using just a few excellent ingredients, anyone can make a perfect meal with very little formal training.” – Chef Walter Scheib Interview with White House Chef Walter Scheib This hobby of mine is getting more fun every day. This time I get to interview Chef Walter Scheib, the executive chef in the White House for […]

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Greg Cerretani

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Greg Cerretani

  “There are going to be people who know more about food and recipes, can prep faster and will generally outperform you in the kitchen but you need to live your dream. – Culinary Student Greg Cerretani Interview with Greg Cerretani For the past several years I have been involved with Chef David Nelson’s Chef4Students.org […]

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Chef Trina Hahnemann

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Chef Trina Hahnemann

“If I think about some of the best moments of my life, they usually involve sitting around a large table with friends and family, enjoying wonderful food and a nice glass of wine or beer and talking of something important.” – Chef Trina Hahnemann I am very excited about this interview with Trina Hahnemann, a […]

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