What the Chef Eats

Chicken Drumettes with Chimichurri

Recipe by Reese Hay, Executive Chef, Andaz San Diego

Chicken drumettes with chimichurri, from the kitchen of chef Reese Hay.

Almond-Crusted Portobello Mushroom

Recipe by Katherine Humphus, Executive Chef, BO-beau kitchen+bar

Katherine Humphus started as a restaurant hostess; now she gives you her almond-crusted Portobello mushroom recipe.

Pasta with Trapanese Pesto

Recipe by Jared Van Camp, Executive Chef, Quality Social

What I like to cook are the questions people can’t answer for me. For example, if I asked how to make mashed potatoes, there would be several answers. But when I asked how to make ...

Purple Cauliflower Purée

Recipe by Michael von Euw, Chef de Cuisine, Cavaillon I have always played around with food. It wasn’t so much that I wanted to create new things as much as I wanted to recreate dishes ...

Crabby Mac & Cheese Balls

Tommy Fraioli, Executive Chef at Sea Rocket Bistro

Growing up, I was always in the kitchen helping my dad and grandparents cook. Coming from a Greek and Italian background, food was a major part of our culture, and eating and preparing delicious food ...

Pasta alla Carbonara

Recipe by Chad White Chef and Partner, Gabardine


I got into cooking by accident. I was fresh out of high school when 9/11 happened. I wanted to do something for my country so I went down to my local recruiting station. I found ...

Soho Coho

Recipe by Robert Ruiz, Executive Chef at Harney Sushi

When I was a student at the University of Hawaii and broke, a friend of mine had a nice job cooking and asked if I was any good in the kitchen, and I was, like, ...

Crispy Chicken Thighs

Recipe by Gregory Chavez – Executive Chef, Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge

I remember coming home from school in junior high and watching this show called Great Chefs, Great Cities. I watched it every day. When one of my guidance counselors in high school told me about ...

Oyster Stuffing

Recipe by Nick Shinton, Chef, Truluck’s I was introduced to the healing powers of food at an early age. My mom was a nurse and she got me a job in the hospital kitchen. There ...

Apple and Brown Butter Cake

Recipe by Amy Simpson, Pastry chef, Bertrand at Mr. A’s I grew up in a pretty traditional Italian family. And my mom and grandmother happen to be the best cooks in the whole world. One ...

Gluten-Free Apple Galette

Recipe by Mary Kay Waters, owner, Waters Fine Foods & Catering I definitely grew up thinking about food. My father planted apple and pear trees, and all winter we had apples and vegetables in our ...