Tag Archives: #leadership

Frank Lee Speaking

“If you’re really going to be creative, you’re going to have to have your shit together.” Chef Frank Lee Still learning from this man. As long as I’ve known him, Chef has always had this fantastic repertoire of aphorisms that … Continue reading

Posted in Notes From a Chef | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Mickey Bakst Matters (w/ Stuart Brioza)

“Gentlemen. When two separate evens occur simultaneously pertaining to the same object in inquiry we must always pay strict attention.” “Give me a donut.” Special Agent Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks I ran across an old Stuart Brioza menu. I was … Continue reading

Posted in Notes From a Chef | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Post Flood State of Love and Trust

Yesterday, I posted links for anyone in the community affected by this weeks’ flooding. But as the floodwaters begin to recede, we begin to assess the extent of the damage done. It’s become immediately apparent that our Lowcountry local partner … Continue reading

Posted in Notes From a Chef | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Open Letter to the Chefs of Tomorrow

In my post Monday, I included some of the discourse of the New Nordic Kitchen Manifesto that has helped direct and align the efforts of Rene Redzepi at Copenhagen’s Noma. I also underscored the impact of the Manifesto on our … Continue reading

Posted in Notes From a Chef | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Finding Noma

Big news from Copenhagen this week: I admit freely to an unabashed chef crush on Rene Redzepi. In the process of collaborating on a contemporary iteration of Nordic cuisine, he has broadened the landscape from which as chefs we may … Continue reading

Posted in Notes From a Chef | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Required Reading: The Culture of the Kitchen: Iliana Regan

Yup, it’s Bloodshirt Friday! I’d previously posted 2 other articles in this series from Lucky Peach authored by Rene Redzepi and David Chang. Here is the third in the series by Chicago chef Iliana Regan. Personally, what Iliana is saying … Continue reading

Posted in Notes From a Chef | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bloodshirt

“Here. You’re overdue,” a familiar voice said. I turned to be hit in the face with a black t-shirt tossed across the office by Chef. Soft, 100% spun cotton, black, xxl. Sweet- I got my Bloodshirt. On the back, the … Continue reading

Posted in Notes From a Chef | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments