Thomas Keller on Dishwashing and the Fundamentals

05/14/2012 04:29 pm ET | Updated Jul 14, 2012

Our weekly series At the Chef's Table examines how the giants of food got to where they are today.

This week we share Part 1 of our interview with Thomas Keller, the chef and owner of The French Laundry and Per Se. The man who today is known for precision and perfectionism originally found these qualities in his first job dishwashing for his brother Joseph's restaurant. We got the chef to open up about about his cooking roots and how his family drilled these fundamentals into him.

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