Chef Profiles

A Cleveland Restaurateur Embarks on Bold Mayoral Run

Brandon Chrostowski sent out an email with the subject line “Thank You!!!” In the second paragraph, he revealed that he was taking a leave of absence from his four-year-old restaurant. The reasoning was a bit atypical.

Exploring Greyfield Inn, Georgia's Culinary Refuge

Imagine having to take a ferry from an island to the mainland whenever your restaurant requires basic ingredients and kitchen supplies. One other caveat: You only get one day a week to do this. Located on the remote Cumberland Island off the coast of Georgia, some describe Greyfield Inn as a smaller, coastal version of the James Beard Award–winning Blackberry Farm, which is hidden in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains.

St. Louis Chef Brings Home the Gold for Team USA

Obsessed with leading Team USA to victory at the 2016 IKA culinary Olympics, Chef Ben Grupe says competing determined his career choices and derailed any life balance. Fortunately his wife, also a chef, was supportive.

NYC's Maxwell’s Chophouse Names Christina Scifo Executive Chef

Maxwell’s Chophouse, the contemporary steakhouse in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood, appointed Christina Scifo to the role of Executive Chef.An alum of the New England Culinary Institute, Chef Christina’s resume boasts 20 years of experience working in some of the top restaurants in Southern Florida and New York City.

The Culinary Institute of America's Mark Ainsworth Wins Cookbook Award

A faculty member at The Culinary Institute of America won a prestigious award for his new cookbook for kids. The Young Chef: Recipes and Techniques for Kids Who Love to Cook, by CIA Professor Mark Ainsworth, was the winner of a cookbook award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) on March 5.

The Entire List of 2017 James Beard Award Finalists

The James Beard Foundation unveiled the finalists for its 2017 awards on Wednesday, narrowing the list of chefs and restaurants from eight to five per category. It also revealed the nominees for the Media Awards, which were once called the Book, Broadcast & Journalism awards.

Quaker Steak & Lube Opens in New Columbia Travel Center

The award-winning, family casual-dining restaurant Quaker Steak & Lube, known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, announced its newest restaurant located in the newly constructed Petro Full Service Travel Center located on 25 acres of land at I-77, Exit 5 (2154 South Beltline Blvd.

Taking the Locavore Movement Mainstream

Growing up in the mountains of North Carolina, Chef Shane Graybeal spent plenty of time exploring the woods. Depending on the season, he’d come across wild strawberries, blackberries, or apples. Throughout the years, he’s kept that connection to nature, and now it is guiding his culinary vision at Sable Kitchen & Bar, located within Chicago’s Hotel Palomar.

40 Restaurant Stars on the Rise

A teenage prodigy, 17 young adults roaring into restaurant careers while still in their 20s, and a collection of prime-time pros who have hit their stride and are rising fast, well before they crest the 40-year mark—these are the stars we hail as ones to watch in 2017.

The Culinary Institute of America Honoring 3 Industry Giants at Leadership Awards

After raising a record $1 million for student scholarships at the 2016 Leadership Awards gala, The Culinary Institute of America is setting its sights high for this year's event. On April 19, more than 600 foodservice and hospitality industry leaders, celebrity chefs, CIA alumni, and other luminaries from business and entertainment will come together at the American Museum of Natural History on New York City's Upper West Side to honor a "Trio of Titans.

Thai Food Meets Classic Cajun in NOLA

My approach is to create modern Thai cuisine with a local Louisiana influence, and at Nit Noi—the lounge inside our restaurant—we serve authentic Thai street food with seasonal cocktails.

Chef Erick Harcey Delivers No-Frills Nordic to Minneapolis

Upton 43Opened: December 2015Location: Minneapolis, MinnesotaOwner: Chef Erick HarceyAverage Check: $90Description: Upgraded Swedish staples guided by traditions, not trends.If celebrity chefs are the new iteration of movie stars, then Chef Erick Harcey is the under-the-radar method actor.