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Meridith Ford

Meridith Ford

When you were a kid, what did you want to be?   A missionary, then an actress   http://www.cremalosa.com When and where were you born?   1961 Atlanta, GA What was your first job in food?   Catering chef at the Carter Center in Atlanta When you were...

Michael J Miller

Michael J Miller

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten? fried cockroaches http://www.qualitykosher.com Where do your work or what was your last job? Executive Chef Etta services/Quality kosher castering When and where were you born? 1951 Ferndale,Michigan When you were a kid,...

“Battman” : The Man Behind The Lens

“Battman” : The Man Behind The Lens

It’s always a pleasure hearing Battman’s voice on the phone. “Heeeello, it’s Battman!” he’ll croon and immediately dive in to what’s going on next at The Chef’s Connection. This last time around, it was all about taking photos for the upcoming book Pies; the latest in...

David Burke Interview

David Burke Interview

David Burke has been around since the 70's coming up with something new every 2 days and has been one of the top American chefs ever since. Spending time with him was terrific. He recently opened 4 new restaurants and more projects coming up than we have room to list....

Nina Compton / The Interview

Nina Compton / The Interview

Interview from Reset The Table Using her classical training and Caribbean roots, chef-owner Nina Compton rose through BRAVO TV’s “Top Chef” season 11 in New Orleans as the runner-up and fan favorite. She has gone on to open her decorated...

Chef Bill Telepan: The Interview

Chef Bill Telepan: The Interview

https://youtu.be/JJ0b-oNvSCo Bill is an icon in the industry. He's been around since 1990. After working in France he came back to New York and worked at Gotham Bar & Grill, worked his way other New York restaurants until he opened his own place, Telepan. Now he...

Sous Chef Ryan Hayes is Thrifty with his Tattoos

Sous Chef Ryan Hayes is Thrifty with his Tattoos

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...

Battman interview by Decatur Book Festival on Savor release

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

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