FEATURED CHEFS

Keith Lord

Chef Keith Lord's thirty-year career has taken him from Roy's Kahana Bar & Grill in Maui, HI to working with Chef Mark Franz of Farallon in San Francisco, CA. He moved towards catering when working at 20th ...

Community Spotlight: Brent Mercado

Chef's Roll community member Brent Mercado isn't cooking for the accolades. He doesn't have any problem with those who do. But he cooks for a different reason, (and a wildly different audience), than many chefs...

Chef Jacques Pepin

Chef's Roll was honored to have a phone interview with famed chef Jacques Pépin. When compiling our list of questions, we reached out to our community of chefs to see what they would ask a living legend. Thank ...

Claudette Wilkins

With stints at San Diego's Sea180 (Imperial Beach) and Jsix (East Village) under her culinary belt, Chef Claudette Wilkins was tapped to help open and lead the much-anticipated Javier Plascencia project, Bracer...

Nicolas Breneliere

After a two year pastry apprenticeship in France, Nicolas Breneliere, spent ten years traveling and working in kitchens around the world from Copenhagen to Abu Dabi. Now Breneliere has settled in Lisbon, Portug...

Glen Tinsley

Glen Tinsley started the journey like any chef before him, working the line. Tinsley worked his way through kitchens in San Francisco such as The Fly Trap, Napa Valley Grille, and Ottimista, before landing a st...

Jamie Simpson

Jamie Simpson, started as a rock musician before leaving the recording studio for the kitchen. Since then he has worked at some of the best restaurants in Charleston, SC and staged at Michelin-starred restauran...

Jenner Tomaska

Executive Chef Jenner Tomaska at Next in Chicago, Illinois.  Jenner Tomaska earned a James Beard Award Rising Star nomination in March, quickly followed by a promotion to the coveted position of Executive Chef...

Gary FX LaMorte

Gary LaMorte can’t stay out of the action. When he’s not flying around the country to help open restaurants as the VP of Michael Mina’s Mina Group, you can find him off-roading in his jeep with his Olde English...