Michael Langdon

Executive Chef, Glenmaura National Golf Club, Moosic, PA

When was the moment you knew you wanted to become a chef? I knew I wanted to cook for a living after high school. I was working locally in a fine dining restaurant, and I had heard of this culinary school in Pittsburgh doing an open house locally, so I went. What’s your favorite dish […]


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James Canter

James Canter

Chef/Owner, Guerrilla Gourmet Mobile Kitchens, Victoria, TX

When was the moment you knew you wanted to become a chef? That would be when I was around four or five years old when I asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas, and I would hang with my uncle’s Chesapeake Bay restaurant/seafood market chef while I was on summer break from school and the rest of […]


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Annalise Brolaski

Annalise Brolaski

Executive Pastry Chef, Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub, Oceanside, CA

What’s your favorite dish to cook at the moment? My favorite thing to make at the moment is any type of bread. I love the smell of yeast dough rising and the way it feels when you handle it. I get up before the sun rises, make my dough and let it proof while watching […]


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Kelly McCown

Kelly McCown

Executive Chef, The Kitchen Restaurant, Sacramento, CA

What advice would you give up-and-coming chefs regarding sourcing ingredients? Don’t source tasteless ingredients.  In all seriousness, develop your relationships with your farmers, ranchers, and purveyors—this will ensure you get the best of their best, which will enable you start from the best vantage point in your cooking. Who is a chef you really admire […]


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