Chef Interviews

Rocking & Rolling With Chef Ric Orlando at The  Millbrook Winery 30th Annual Harvest Party

Rocking & Rolling With Chef Ric Orlando at The Millbrook Winery 30th Annual Harvest Party

Millbrook Winery – a beautiful, bustling vineyard located in the Hudson Valley – hosted its 25th Harvest Party on October 24th and boy, was it a grand affair! I was granted the opportunity to speak with the rockingest, rollingest Chef Ric Orlando. A two time winner of the Food Network series, Chopped, Orlando was a breath of fresh air with his honest opinions, his ‘musical’ way of describing his cooking methods and about his quest to bring farm fresh food to the masses.

Sara Jenkins Renaissance Woman

Sara Jenkins Renaissance Woman

By the time Sara Jenkins was a teenager, she’d already been all over the Mediterranean, in conditions from elegant to rustic, traveling with her erudite parents.

Peruvian Inspiration with Chef Eric Ripert

Peruvian Inspiration with Chef Eric Ripert

Gathering photos for his next book “Crossing Borders,” Battman met up with Eric Ripert, Chef and Owner of Le Bernardin. Comprised of black bass, ceviche and chicha sauce, the dish was finely captured by Battman’s lens.

Ed Cotton Talks About His Life in Food

Ed Cotton Talks About His Life in Food

He’s had an impressive career. As a teenager, he was already working for Todd English, and since then has worked for Barbara Lynch, David Burke, Laurent Tourondel, and Daniel Boulud among others.

Chad Brown Unleashed

Chad Brown Unleashed

Executive Chef Chad Brown’s culinary background is impressive. He became the executive chef of Zaza’s Cucina Restaurant at age 21, worked his way up from chef de partie to banquet chef at Del Posto…

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