Chef Leslie Bilderback

August 19, 2012 3 Comments
Chef Leslie Bilderback

Master Baker Interview with Chef Leslie Bilderback, CMB “Being a chef isn’t all tall hats and clogs..” – Leslie Bilderback I am thrilled Chef Bilderback contacted me about her book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Success as a Chef and then agreed to participate on my web site. Leslie is a Certified Master Baker and […]

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Chef Alan Bickel

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Chef Alan Bickel

I met Alan online when he emailed me about my site. We traded emails back and forth talking about food and his thoughts on different culinary topics when I asked him if would like to write an article about what it is like behind the scenes of a busy restaurant in a large resort. His […]

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What It Takes To Be A Pastry Chef

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
What It Takes To Be A Pastry Chef

Interview with Pastry Chef Extraordinaire Jenni Field “It is supremely gratifying to hear, “That was the best meal I’ve ever eaten!..”– Jennifer Field Jenni first contacted me to tell me she was a fan of my site and if I would look at her brand new site, Pastry Chef Online. She From there we started […]

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Chef Robert Reynolds

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Chef Robert Reynolds

Interview with the Late Chef Robert Reynolds “The act of cooking ends in creativity but begins in the hands.” – Robert Reynolds Trained by Madeleine Kamman in Annecy, France; mentored with Josephine Araldo, a Chef de Cuisine certified from the Cordon Bleu in Paris; Chef Reynolds teaches his students how to cook, taste ingredients and […]

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Chef Jeff Huff

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Chef Jeff Huff

Interview with Chef Jeff Huff “It’s important to understand that once one graduates from a culinary school, their education is just beginning. “ – Chef Jeff Huff Chef Jeff Huff is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and has been an executive chef in some of the finest restaurants in the San Francisco Bay […]

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Chef Keem

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Chef Keem

I met Chef Achim (Keem) Thiemermann years ago on the Internet. Chef Keem is from Germany and came to this country after a career as a pop music composer/arranger and record producer during the 70’s. He came to the United States in 1981 with 2 suitcases and $500 in his pocket and started from scratch. […]

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Chef Walter Staib

August 19, 2012 5 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

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
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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