Chefs / Restauranteurs

Chef Thierry Rautureau, nicknamed "The Chef In The Hat", is the chef/owner of restaurants, Loulay and Luc, in Seattle, Washington.

Chef Thierry Rautureau

Nicknamed- (The Chef in the Hat) & Chef/Owner of Loulay and Luc Restaurants

Interviewed: 05-02-2019

Ouita Michel has always made locally grown ingredients a priority in her restaurants.

Ouita Michel

Owner, Ouita Michel Restaurants Group

Interviewed: 12-08-2017

Chef David Danielson applies classic French training with fresh and local flavor.

Chef David Danielson

Executive Chef, Churchill Downs Racetrack

Interviewed: 07-28-2017

Peng Looi followed his heart and became a world-class chef.

Chef Peng S. Looi

Partner/Executive Chef of Asiatique Restaurant and August Moon Chinese Bistro

Interviewed: 03-24-2017

Creativity in food, atmosphere and service fuel John Varanese in his career as chef and restaurant owner.

John Varanese

Chef and Restaurateur, Varanese, River House, and Levee Restaurants

Interviewed: 10-23-2015

Saul Garcia followed his dream of seeing people enjoying themselves while sharing a meal at his own restaurant.

Saul Garcia

Co-Founder & Owner of the Los Aztecas & Sol Azteca Mexican Restaurants

Interviewed: 10-11-2013

Chef Edward Lee wakes every morning with a passion for his work, and for learning and discovering new things.

Ed Lee

Internationally Renowned Chef & Founder of 610 Magnolia & Milkwood Restaurants

Interviewed: 10-11-2013

Vincenzo Gabriele and his brothers grew up with a love for fine dining, inspired by their father, a captain in the Merchant Marine.

Vincenzo Gabriele

Founder, Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant

Interviewed: 10-11-2013

Curiosity and a love for food drive Joe Castro, best known as “Chef Joe” in his career as a nationally renowned award-winning chef.

Joe Castro

Chef & Executive Chef Training Specialist, GE Experience Center

Interviewed: 12-22-2008

Dean Corbett is passionate about seeing people enjoy themselves.