Chef Interviews

Jessica Craig of L’Artusi

Having grown up in a large Jamaican family, Jessica Craig always had an interest in food and an adventurous palate. She began helping her mother in the family kitchen from a very young age, and soon became responsible for all family holiday desserts at the age of 12. From there, the next step for Jessica was culinary school to pursue her love of cooking. After stints in the Hamptons and Locanda Verde, she joined the L’Artusi family as Executive Pastry Chef in 2017.

Mike Anthony of Gramercy Tavern

Mike Anthony has been the Executive Chef at Gramercy Tavern for 14 years. If you want to know what’s in the mind of a chef that has kept a restaurant at the highest level during his tenure, listen to his interview with Battman. He is so down to earth it’s weird, but also very nice.

Chef John DeLucie Wants People to Eat Out More

Chef John DeLucie Wants People to Eat Out More

John DeLucie has spent decades in the New York City restaurant scene at restaurants such as The Waverly Inn, The Lion, Bedford & Co. and his newest spot, Lumaca in the HGU Hotel.

Q&A with Chef Omar Ben-Hammou

Q&A with Chef Omar Ben-Hammou

We sat down with chef Omar Ben-Hammou of Her Name Was Carmen to celebrate the SoHo restaurant’s first anniversary.

Chef Tanya Holland

Chef Tanya Holland

Known for her inventive take on modern soul food, as well as comfort classics, Tanya Holland is the executive chef/owner of the famous and beloved Brown Sugar Kitchen restaurants, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The author of The Brown Sugar Kitchen Cookbook...

Chef Leah Chase Talks About Her 70+ Year Career

Known as the “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” Leah Chase has fed Quincy Jones, Jesse Jackson, Duke Ellington, Thurgood Marshall, James Baldwin, Ray Charles, Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and countless others as Executive Chef of Dooky Chase’s Restaurant.

Chef Michael Chernow on Food, Fitness, and Being a Father

Chef Michael Chernow on Food, Fitness, and Being a Father

Chef Michael Chernow is a great example of the evolving face of the hospitality industry. As a passionate restauranteur, a committed father and husband and a dedicated Fitness advocate, it easy to consider him somewhat of a modern day Renaissance man.

Chef Suzanne Cupps Talks Mentors and Management

Chef Suzanne Cupps Talks Mentors and Management

The winds of change blew through the mass of curls on my head as I trotted up the couple of stairs that lead to the glass front doors of the Whitney Museum of American Art. I bought a ticket and roamed around three different floors, each more artsy than the last. I...

Chef Sōta Atsumi Says Paris is All About Romance

Chef Sōta Atsumi Says Paris is All About Romance

Chef Sōta Atsumi is a Japanese chef who has been working in Paris for the last twelve years. Sōta started his French experience studying in Lyon at the Estoffier school. There he earned the trust of Chef Troigros, who gave Sōta the chance to do a stage at his restaurant which was a wonderful six month experience.