Jose Garces


World’s Top 50 Restaurants; Social Media Helps Right Dining Injustices; Fish Collars + More News

* The World’s Top 50 Restaurants list is out. Congratulations to Eleven Madison Park (#5), Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (#7), Per Se (#11), The Ledbury (#13), Pujol (#17), Le Bernardin (#19), Daniel (#29), The Fat Duck (#33), and The French Laundry (#47). [Fox News] * Don’t you know who I am? The daughter of a government official in Mexico misused her influence to shutter a restaurant for not seating her at the table she wanted. [...]

“Iron Chef” Jose Garces on Inheriting His Love of Cooking from His Mother

Jose Garces wasn’t born an “Iron Chef” but this top competitor, James Beard award-winning chef, and master of Latin cuisine’s culinary ambitions took shape from an early age. An American chef born to Ecuadorian parents and raised in Chicago, Chef Garces began his culinary training in the kitchen of his paternal grandmother and mother. The [...]

What It’s Like to Work at The French Laundry; Batali Goes Green

* It’s tough to get a reservation at The French Laundry, but it’s even tougher to work there. [Financial Times] * …although the commute is probably tougher if you work at the world’s most remote restaurant. [Gizmodo] * Mario Batali is known for his orange Crocs, but his restaurants, including Del Posto, Lupa, Osteria Mozza, [...]

Chef Watch: Michael Voltaggio Cooks and Tells; New York Post Has a Beef with Alain Ducasse; Norman Van Aken Opens His Recipe Book; The World’s Most Influential Chef; Charlie Trotter’s New Hire, and More

Chefs making food and headlines… •    Michael Voltaggaio, winner of season 6 of “Top Chef” shows football fans how to have a very molecular gastronomic Super Bowl party. Does that mean deconstructed nachos? [Los Angeles Times] •    Speaking of Chef Voltaggio, who is chef de cuisine at The Dining Room at The Langham, he answers [...]