Celebrating Chef Appreciation Week

Last Updated August 17, 2016
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Celebrating the cook: Chef Appreciation Week (August 14-20)

Chef Appreciation Week (August 14-20) is the perfect excuse for us to share some of our favorite stories about the coolest kitchen bosses in the country.

Girl Talk: Top Chefs on Why Women Don't Get the Respect They Deserve in the Kitchen

traci des jardins at the commissary sf
Enough already. Let the record show that San Francisco’s Goddesses of Food would rather do anything else than talk about being a female...

The Transformation of a Chef

For many years, when he was a restaurant chef, Thomas Stark was at work long after the stars came out, well past the hour when many of us...

From Scraps to Scrumptious - Three Local Chefs Help us to Waste Nothing

In his restaurant kitchen at Oxheart, Chef Justin Yu tries to use the most out of every ingredient that comes into his kitchen. A dessert...

Self-Care for Chefs

When you take a bite of risotto with smoked tomato purée and colorful poached beets, you’re probably thinking of the dish’s flavors and its overall delicacy. But behind every exquisite meal is...

Educating America’s Top Chefs Alongside Bachelorette Revelers

When Gwen Chong’s besties were planning her bachelorette party, they knew they wanted a respite from the usual affair of games with racy double-entendres and the bride-to-be forced to don a wrapping...

Seven Courses Of Foraged Foods - A team effort of talented chefs, foragers and sommelier

Daniel Millikin addressing the table
When was the last time you had a copious dinner and walked away with an urge to examine your lawn for edible weeds?  Daniel Millikin— who for over ten years has been working to grow edible...

5 Questions with DC’s Street Chef and Cookbook Author Jonathan Bardzik

Jonathan Bardzik spends a lot of time cooking on the street. “I’m used to doing these demos out in the hot sun, so I know I’d only have 20...

Local Chefs, Restaurateur Nominated for James Beard Foundation Awards

Chef Jonathon Brooks, Milktooth
  James Beard loved American cuisine, and his foundation recognizes those who tirelessly devote a large piece of themselves to this...

Cooking Classes: Three Local Chefs Spill Their Beans

cooking class vegetables
Take a culinary course this winter for a lifetime of rewarding eats.

Even Chefs Stress About Packing Their Kids Lunch

when chefs pack a school lunch box
When Chef Vivian Howard doesn't know what to pack her 4-year-old twins for lunch, she gives them the food she herself enjoys eating. My...