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Chefs Steven McHugh and Michael Gulotta on Cured, MOPHO, and life in the kitchen with Chef John Besh

Chefs Steven McHugh and Michael Gulotta on Cured, MOPHO, and life in the kitchen with Chef John Besh

The guidance and training a chef receives within the kitchen – particularly during those early years – often dictates the tone of his or her career, from knife skills and spices to business acumen and demeanor. Whether cookbooks or creative bios, it is always referenced where a chef has worked previously, ripples that continue to flow for years to come. Particularly when it is a great chef – Boulud, Keller, Chang – it is exciting to see the evolution, the next generation of creativity emerging from the kitchens and training, ready to build on their own dreams.

February 26, 2014 | By
The Side Dish: Daily Blender Best of 2011

The Side Dish: Daily Blender Best of 2011

And, here it is, folks. The last week of the year. A time for introspection. A time of reflection. A time to open that bottle of wine you’ve been coveting all year. It’s been a long year – for many – both personally and professionally, and I’m feeling all hopeful that the new year will […]

December 27, 2011 | By
Coordinating The Cocktails at Tales of the Cocktail 2011

Coordinating The Cocktails at Tales of the Cocktail 2011

All week long, Tales of the Cocktail is an unending parade of events, seminars, tasting rooms, and competitions.  What does it take to pull it all off?  A small army of volunteers, TOTC Cocktail Apprentices, bartenders, brand reps, and ambassadors put in the hard work to get scheduled coordinated, drinks slung, and the messy aftermath […]

July 28, 2011 | By
A New York Bash for Food & Wine’s 2011 Best New Chefs

A New York Bash for Food & Wine’s 2011 Best New Chefs

Amid the hustle and bustle of New York’s already hopping food scene, chefs, restaurateurs, and media descended on the Upper East Side last night to celebrate the announcement of Food & Wine’s annual Best New Chefs. Hosted at the beautiful Bohemian National Hall, Best New Chef alumni, including Tom Colicchio, Missy Robbins, and Jonathan Benno, […]

April 6, 2011 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef John Besh

Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef John Besh

It is always my privilege to speak with the chefs I interview for Daily Blender. Men and women of all ages who have fallen in love with the kitchen, worked hard to hone their craft, worked tirelessly behind the knife through injury, defeat, hardship, on the path to success. It is an industry of trial, […]

March 24, 2011 | By
2011 Beaver Creek Master Chef Classic: Day 2

2011 Beaver Creek Master Chef Classic: Day 2

On Saturday, after a day of snowboarding instruction (peppered with a few beginner tumbles), it was time for the weekend’s pièce de résistance, the Grand Tasting. Joining my fellow press mates, as well as the hotel’s management staff and members of the Bon Appetit team, we made our way the ballroom of the spectacular Ritz-Carlton […]

February 3, 2011 | By
The 2011 Beaver Creek Master Chef Classic Begins With A Besh

The 2011 Beaver Creek Master Chef Classic Begins With A Besh

After my first visit to the Vail/Beaver Creek area last August to cover the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival, I was thrilled to be invited by the fantastic folks at Vail Resorts and the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch to cover the 2011 Beaver Creek Master Chef Classic, presented by Bon Appetit Magazine. Often choosing sun […]

February 1, 2011 | By
Starting 2011 With Bon Appetit’s Beaver Creek Master Chef Classic

Starting 2011 With Bon Appetit’s Beaver Creek Master Chef Classic

Part of the fun each year on Daily Blender is the chance to check out new food and wine happenings around the country. Here in 2011, in addition to my yearly musts, like Aspen and New York, I’ll be venturing to a few events I have yet to visit, starting with next week’s Beaver Creek […]

January 18, 2011 | By
McBride Departs Colicchio & Sons; Bourdain Takes To Social Media

McBride Departs Colicchio & Sons; Bourdain Takes To Social Media

Via a speculative post on Eater, restaurant fans learned today that Colicchio & Sons chef de cuisine Shane McBride would be moving on from his position at the New York restaurant. McBride, who has been a part of the Colicchio staff for the last three years, formerly manned the Craftsteak kitchen helm before making the […]

December 23, 2010 | By
The 2010 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen: Day One

The 2010 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen: Day One

The official first day of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen started a bit different for me than many of the other food and wine festivals I’ve attended. Uniquely, Aspen offers opportunities for restaurateurs, chefs, managers, and owners to attend sessions dedicated to furthering business operations through their American Express Restaurant Trade Program. Now […]

June 23, 2010 | By
The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Celebrates Twenty Eight Years

The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Celebrates Twenty Eight Years

When I arrived in Aspen this year, the weather greeted me with a big smile and a warm hug, with sun shining across the flourishing green mountains. In what I consider to be icing on a year of cake, I was thrilled to be invited back to the picturesque Colorado town to cover the 2010 […]

June 22, 2010 | By
Chef Steven McHugh Talks New Lüke San Antonio, Impact of Oil Spill on Restaurants

Chef Steven McHugh Talks New Lüke San Antonio, Impact of Oil Spill on Restaurants

During my visit to San Antonio, I had a chance to talk with Chef Steven McHugh while hitting the booths at the New World Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting. McHugh, the executive chef at John Besh’s New Orleans restaurant Lüke, recently relocated to the San Antonio area to begin the development of a new […]

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