Every chef has a list of influences. I could go on and on about my culinary heroes, but here are three creative chefs who stand out to me:
This guy is amazing, not just because he’s a great chef, but because he really cares about bringing artisanal food to underprivileged kids and families. He has leveraged his celebrity as a chef to make a difference in communities who really need it, and he’s still finding time to create killer new recipes! Check out Jaime’s new book Great Britain: 130 of My Favorite British Recipes, From Comfort Food to New Classics.
Bryan and Michael Voltaggio
These guys are badasses! They became stars on “Top Chef” but their skill and innovation in the kitchen has kept them in the spotlight. As different as their personalities are, they’re equally talented chefs. Check out Bryan’s menu at Volt in Maryland and Michael’s menu at Ink in LA.
Who is one of your favorite chefs?