Chef Profiles

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.

Here are the 2017 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists

The James Beard Foundation announced its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists for the 27th annual James Beard Foundation Awards. Selected from a list of over 24,000 online entries, the prestigious group of semifinalists in 21 categories represents a wide range of culinary talent, from exceptional chefs and dining destinations in 10 different regions across the U.

The Reinvention of Minneapolis' Restaurant Alma

Hospitality takes a holistic turn within a historic building nestled in the oldest riverfront neighborhood in Minneapolis, thanks to the expansion of a fine-dining destination into a daylong café and European-style boutique hotel.

Vollrath Company Reveals Chef Lineup for The NAFEM Show

The Vollrath Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer of equipment and smallwares for the foodservice industry, announced its plans to exhibit in booth 1435 at The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) Show, held from February 9—11 in Orlando, Florida, at Orange County Convention Center.

ACF Names Managers for 2020 ACF Culinary Team USA

American Culinary Federation selected Reimund Pitz, CEC, CCE, AAC, of Orlando, Florida, as 2020 ACF Culinary Team USA manager and J. Kevin Storm, CEC, CCA, AAC, of St. Louis, Missouri, as assistant manager.

S.Pellegrino Announces Next Young Chef Competition

S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water announced the anticipated return of S.Pellegrino Young Chef, an extraordinary culinary competition that recognizes leading young chefs worldwide. Following the success of past events, the third edition of S.

Team USA Makes History, Wins Gold at Bocuse d’Or

Led by Per Se Executive Sous Chef Mathew Peters and Commis Harrison Turone, Team USA won gold at the Bocuse d’Or Wednesday, the first time in the event’s 30-year history Americans have come out on top.

Chef Amy Brandwein Brings Classic Italian Fare to DC

As costs and profit margins continue to tighten in the restaurant industry, chefs and restaurateurs have had to become more innovative, not just in their menu items and cooking or presentation techniques, but also in the way they run their businesses.