Ryan Hayes is the Sous Chef at the Empire Diner. Except for the 718 on his fingers, which is the area code for Brooklyn where he lives, Ryan had no preconceived plan for his tats. Usually he has the tattoo artist try one of their new designs at a discounted...
Many interesting background stories came out in this extensive interview by the prestigious book fair. Savor (formerly Toques in Black) was a very special effort by Battman, and appropriately, many of the subjects were from the south. https://youtu.be/rfL30UAWwP0
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.
Daniel Boulud has been one of the most important French Chefs in the world for many years. He’s been cook in restaurants for 50 years. While raised on a farm outside of Lyon and trained by a variety of French chefs, Boulud made his reputation in New York, first as a chef and most recently a restaurateur. His management company,
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.
Battman shares memories from his experience in the music business, and his early days as a photographer in New York. Did you know Battman has recorded 3 albums, and was the lead photographer for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for many years? He's also the only...
Battman always wanted to be a musician growing up, but he couldn't stay up late.
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.
He has had his own show on the Food Network, is a highly sought after motivational and public speaker, an award-winning Chef and Author of the New York Times best-seller “Cooked.” Chef Jeff discovered his passion and gift for cooking in an unlikely place, prison.
Kwame Onwuachi, is a thirty-year old Bronx native, who went from selling sweets on the subway and peddling drugs at a community college that got him kicked out, to starting a catering business. He eventually found a spot at the coveted CIA, not the agency, but the...