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“You know, you’re the only chef I’ve worked for that I didn’t want to burn down and take his place,” my sous chef said quietly, head down as we both cut fish. I didn’t say a word in response. I just kept slicin…

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How do you plan on sustaining your chef success? Last month, I wrote a piece called Culinary Core Principles and Why They Matter, where I outlined the power and clarity that can be derived by discovering and embodying core principles. I in…

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Once, after having personally cooked a staff meal for the prep crew, I stood off to the side with my sous chef, beaming like a proud poppa as they tore into the food. My sous chef, sensing my smugness, elbowed me into the prese…

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I recently accepted a contract position for the summer at a large resort in the mid-Atlantic region. On my first day, a cook asked me, “So, what’s your mission?’” There had been plenty of talk d…

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