Chef Interviews

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...
Bill Telepan’s Secret for a Happy Kitchen

Bill Telepan’s Secret for a Happy Kitchen

The subject: Chef Bill Telepan, sat across from us as we nervously shuffled our recording device, pen, and paper. This was our first interview, and Chef Bill is intense.  As we fumbled he went into boss mode, swooped up my phone and downloaded the recording app I...
An Interview with Ron Ben-Israel

An Interview with Ron Ben-Israel

Ron Ben-Israel not only makes breathtaking cakes, but he is also an amazing conversationalist. From a falafel stand in his backyard in Israel to working with Martha Stewart and having his own television show, with a fifteen year career in dance in between, Ron has had...
Helen Yung is a Food Truck Pioneer

Helen Yung is a Food Truck Pioneer

Helen Yung is the co-founder of the artisan ice cream shop Sweet Republic, which has locations in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona (including at Sky Harbor Airport). They offer flavors ranging from Malted Chocolate Chip and Salted Butter Caramel Swirl to Coconut Cashew...
Bernie Kantak Wanted to be an Artist

Bernie Kantak Wanted to be an Artist

Bernie Kantak is the chef and partner of In Good Spirits Hospitality Group in Phoenix, Arizona, but he hails from Upstate New York and a family of Hungarian cooks and butchers. After coming to Scottsdale for culinary school, he never left and worked his way up through...
Dima Martseniuk: Executive Chef at Veselka in East Village

Dima Martseniuk: Executive Chef at Veselka in East Village

Veselka is a beautiful restaurant in the East Village that has been serving traditional Ukrainian food since 1956. The matzo ball soup, stuffed cabbage, and pierogis were a welcoming site after I trudged through the snowy New York city streets. After enjoying a...