HOMETOWN: Pleasant Hill, Calif. – currently resides in New York City
PROFESSION: Chef de Cuisine of Hill Country Barbecue Market
CULINARY EDUCATION: Self Taught
FAVORITE SIMPLE SUMMER RECIPE: Grilled Corn on the Cob with Mayonnaise – with a sweet tea to wash it down.
Ash Fulk hails from Pleasant Hill, California. Fulk has recently been the chef de cuisine of Hill Country Barbecue Market in Manhattan, where he delivered them two stars from the NY Times and made it the highest rated Barbecue spot in NYC. He is currently the chef de cuisine of the new Hill Country Barbecue Market in Brooklyn, NY. Fulk is an entirely self-taught locavore who focuses on regional and seasonal preparations and operates by the principle "If it grows together, it goes together." Fulk got his start in San Diego where he led the kitchen at the W and worked with Katie Grebow to open Café Chloe. He soon moved to New York and became the Chef de Cuisine at Trestle on Tenth, where his boss Ralf Kreutel considered him "a freewheeler." "He just figures it out as it goes along, and the dishes usually come out fantastic. It's a good trait to have."