Bravotv.com: You were recently named one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs (Congrats!), how was that experience and how was the event the other week to celebrate?
It was thrilling and such an honor to be include in a tradition that has such a celebrated history. I was so surprised and so grateful.
Bravotv.com:Can you tell the viewers a little about working with Chef Kahan and Avec?
Paul and I have worked together for long time and he has always supported me in my career. He is a very collaborative chef and really works hard to help his people grow.
Bravotv.com: Traveling all over the world as you have, what draws you to Chicago cuisine?
You know, it has a little of everything and the culinary community is very tight knit and supportive.
Bravotv.com: Are you a Top Chef fan? If so, do you have any favorites?
I would be, I know, but I don't have cable.