Chef Edward Lee

By Chester Simpson Chef Edward Lee Succotash Restaurant 186 Waterfront St. National Harbor (301) 567-8900 succotashrestaurant.com Chef Edward Lee is a Brooklyn-born chef and restaurateur currently based in Louisville, Kentucky. He has been a multiple finalist for the James Beard Foundation Best Chef Southeast. He has made numerous television appearances on shows including season 3 […]

Chef Ramanand Bhatt

Chef Ramanand Bhatt Dishes of India 1510A Bellview Boulevard Bellview Shopping Center 703-660-6085 Chef Ramanand Bhatt’s culinary journey started when he was 16 years old in New Delhi, India cooking at a roadside cafe. At age 25 he continued cooking in Spain at a prestigious Indian restaurant. Returning to India, he worked for the Air […]

Chef Kelvin Flores

By Chester Simpson Chef Kelvin Flores Palette 22 4053 Campbell Avenue Villages of Shirlington 703-746-9007 Palette22.com When did you first become interested in cooking? Why did you decide to pursue a culinary career? I came to the states when I was 17 and ever since I have been in kitchens. My first Sous Chef job […]

Chef Jeffery Lewis

By Chester Simpson   Chef Jeffery Lewis Chart House Restaurant One Cameron Street Old Town Alexandria 703-684-5080 Chart-House.com       When did you first become interested in cooking? Why did you decide to pursue a culinary career? I was 14 or so. Got my first job and I was hooked. I really enjoyed it. […]

Chef Oh Young

Chef Oh Young Streets Market & Cafe 3108 Mt. Vernon Ave. Alexandria, VA 22305 571-431-6810 http://www.streetsmarketcafe.com by Chester Simpson     When did you first become interested in cooking? Why did you decide to pursue a culinary career? I first became interested in the preparation of sushi when I was 18. My father grew up […]

Chef James Duke

Chef James Duke Copperwood Tavern 4021 Campbell Avenue Village of Shirlington 703-552-8010 Copperwoodtavern.com         By Chester Simpson When did you first become interested in cooking and what made you choose a culinary career? I first became interested in cooking when I was 21. I was working on my Bachelor of Science in […]

Chef Trân` thi Mai

Chef Trân` thi Mai By Chester Simpson Street Vendor Restaurant =Thuy Xeo 166B Chef Trân` thi Mai learned how to cook from the owners of the outside restaurant and has been cooking for five years. She can cook six skillets of Bánh xèo at a time. Bánh xèo means “sizzling cake” in Vietnamese, but they […]

“The Lady in the Cowboy Hat”

“The Lady in the Cowboy Hat” By Chester Simpson I knew I had to find with “The Lady in the Cowboy Hat,” after watching her on Anthony Bourdin’s – Parts Unknown. Every evening around 5 p.m., take a walk or taxi to Chang Phueak, the north gate in Chiang Mai, which is popular for its […]

“Chef Angelo Faro of Piccola Roma Palace in Chiang Mia.”

  By Chester Simpson “Chef Angelo Faro of Piccola Roma Palace in Chiang Mia.” Chef/Owner Angelo is a member of the Chaines de Rotisseurs, a gastronomic guild that dates back centuries. He is personally responsible for introducing his genuine Italian cuisine, taking your orders and sometimes pouring your wine. Angelo Faro (born in Rome in […]

Executive Chef Zach Allman

Executive Chef Zach Allman Tula’s Off Main 311 Gay Street Washington, Virginia 540-675-2223 Tulasoffmain.com By Chester Simpson When did you first become interested in cooking and why did you decide to pursue a culinary career? When I was in middle school I had a teacher who had been in a car accident. One day she […]