What the Chef Eats

Pork-Belly Hash with Poached Eggs and Chili Hollandaise

Recipe by Anthony Wilhelm, Executive Chef, Inn at the Park

I’ve always been a fan of really fresh food. I grew up in Ohio and went hunting and fishing with my dad. Nothing tastes fresher than catching a fish and cooking it over an open ...

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 ...

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