What was your path to the Chef that you are today? I grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin surrounded by Midwest comfort food.  Stews, braised meats, fried fish on Fridays, prime rib Saturdays and broasted chicken Sundays.   I love the way food brings people together. When I was 16 I washed dishes in a restaurant.…

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Today Chef Lilah Plaggemars from Bowdie’s Chophouse stops by for an interview. She graduated from the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. As the executive Chef of Bowdie’s Chophouse, all of her culinary worlds come together: the best ingredients, excellent service, and gourmet desserts. What was your path to the Chef that you are today? I…

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Today, Jody Brunori, Executive Chef at The Laundry, Fenton, MI , stopped by the blog for an interview. She has been at The Laundry for the past decade and recently appeared on Guy’s Grocery Games on the Food Network. In 2016, she was nominated for a James Beard Award, and is an alumnus of the…

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Today, Pano Karatassos, the executive chef at Kyma and corporate chef for the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, stops by the blog for an interview. Recently, he appeared on the show, Beat Bobby Flay (and he beat him!), and his book, Modern Greek Cooking, has been available since 2018. He is well known for his Greek…

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