Chefs


Calling All Chefs: Top Chef Season 12 Auditions in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles + NYC

Season 11 of Top Chef just wrapped (Congrats, Nicholas Elmi!), but we’re already looking forward to the next mouthwatering competition. If you’ve always aspired to compete on the show that has helped usher in the next generation of America’s best chefs, come on down! Casting calls for season 12 of Top Chef are being held [...]

Click and Choose: Vote for Food & Wine’s 2013 The People’s Best New Chef!

Food & Wine magazine has opened voting for The People’s Best New Chef online award. There 100 nominated chefs and you can vote for your favorite in each of 10 regions. That’s one vote per IP address per region.The chef with the most votes will be named The People’s Best New Chef for 2013! Don’t miss your [...]

Have Your Turkey and Eat It (the Next Day), Too at Tria Restaurant in Minnesota

Dining out on Thanksgiving has always seemed like a no-brainer to us – no shopping, no cooking, no cleaning, and no dishes. But, some folks don’t want to hit the easy button for one reason – no leftovers. Thankfully, restaurants have heard your cries for next-day turkey sammies, and some are now offering leftovers to [...]

Catching up with Antonia Lofaso + Fabio Viviani at Top Chef Kitchen by Bravo

This week at Top Chef Kitchen by Bravo in New York City, Top Chef alums Antonia Lofaso and Fabio Viviani are the featured chefs at the one-of-a-kind, four-course dining experience from Bravo’s Emmy®- and James Beard Award-winning television series, Top Chef. Viviani has two restaurants in Los Angeles, is opening a new restaurant in Chicago, and is [...]

Post-Sandy Restaurant Recovery Stories: East Village’s Dirt Candy Is Open

Restaurant Name: Dirt Candy Location: East Village Years in business: Four Status: Fully open and operational. Damage: None to restaurant; flood damage at storage space for online store. Losses: Entire food inventory; five days of service. Owner: Chef Amanda Cohen Prior to Sandy, had you ever had to deal with a disaster situation at this [...]

Happy Birthday, Belga Café: DC Chef Bart Vandaele on 8 Years, Top Chef + B Too

This past summer, while preparing for a series of eight-year anniversary festivities for Belga Café, Washington D.C.’s first Belgian restaurant, planning the opening of a second restaurant, B Too, and acting as national brand ambassador for Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, and Leffe, Chef Bart Vandaele quietly slipped away for several weeks to compete on Top Chef [...]

From Mom with Love: Executive Chef Lewis Rossman of Sam’s Chowder House in Half Moon Bay, California, Shares the Recipe for Grandma’s Meatballs

Mother’s Day, is almost here, and we’ve got even more chefs to share a recipe inspired by their own mom. Lewis Rossman, Executive Chef of Sam’s Chowder House, reveals his grandma’s recipe for amazing meatballs!   Long before meatballs claimed the culinary spotlight, they’ve been a mainstay on the menu for Chef Lewis Rossman and his family, both at [...]

For Mom with Love: Executive Chef Chris Coleman of Petaluma in NYC Shares His Mom-Inspired Recipe for Perfectly Pan-Seared Day Boat Scallops

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve asked chefs to share a recipe inspired by their own mom. Chris Coleman, Executive Chef of Petaluma, tells you how to make his sumptuous seared scallops that would make any mother proud! Chef Chris Coleman credits so much of his success in the kitchen to his lovely mother, Bettie Elizabeth. [...]

From Mom with Love: Chef Art Smith of Art & Soul, Southern Art + Table 52 Shares Mom Addie Mae Smith’s Recipe for Chicken and Dumplings

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve asked chefs to share a recipe inspired by their own mom. Oprah Winfrey’s favorite, Art Smith, Executive Chef and owner of Art and Soul in Washington, D.C., Southern Art and Bourbon Bar in Atlanta, Georgia, and Table Fifty-Two in Chicago, Illinois, tells you how to make Chicken and Dumplings just like his [...]

From Mom with Love: Executive Chef Banks White of FIVE Restaurant in Berkeley, California, Shares His Mom’s Recipe for Butttery Pound Cake

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve asked chefs to share a recipe inspired by their own mom. First up, Banks White, Executive Chef of FIVE restaurant in Berkeley, California, gives us the scoop on his mother’s pound cake. Chef Banks grew up in Texas, living in Austin and Marshall, for many years. “Cooking really was [...]