There's no doubt, culinary competitions are cool, and when they have the power to transform a young career, even a life, they're a lot more than just ...
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Cochon 555, the traveling culinary competition, hit the Four Seasons Miami Sunday night, pitting five local chefs against each other in a massive pork...
He's been on his feet constantly, 24/7 more than less, since June 10. That's when pastry chef George McKirdy opened Astor Bake Shop, Astoria's sweet-treat hot spot.
Maybe the fried chicken at Locanda Verde will eventually ascend to my fried chicken pantheon, but for now I have to console myself with the honey butter biscuits and the plum-nectarine pie.
Kaysen was able to boil down his chef's bon mots to five big lessons. They must be working. Less that a year into the job, Kaysen won the James Beard award for most promising young chef.
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