Chef Interviews

Chef Leah Chase Talks About Her 70+ Year Career

Chef Leah Chase of the famed Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in New Orleans recently sat down with Battman to talk about her extraordinary career and to share some of her favorite memories.  She is one of the many chefs who will be featured in the new Toques in Black...
Chef Michael Chernow on Food, Fitness, and Being a Father

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

When thinking of a successful chef, a few images might come to mind. You might picture a crisp embroidered Chef jacket stretched over a middle aged belly and matched with an equally crisp apron. Maybe the title evokes images of a brightly colored mohawk and plenty of...
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...
Chef Joan Roca Believes in Generosity, Hospitality, and Hard Work

Chef Joan Roca Believes in Generosity, Hospitality, and Hard Work

Born to culinary parents, Joan Roca’s earliest memories of cooking are with his mother in his family’s kitchen. She wasn’t just cooking for Joan, but for customers in their typical country restaurant that served traditional Catalan cuisine. It is no surprise, then,...
Chef Adin Langille Opens a New Eatery in Brooklyn

Chef Adin Langille Opens a New Eatery in Brooklyn

Every year, thousands of young cooks spill out of the doors of their respective cooking institutions and barrel head first into the world of the restaurant. With wild-eyed enthusiasm, semi-sharp knives, and dumb luck many of these cooks land in some of the most...