Chefs

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FoodCrush Podcast: Chef AJ Dixon's candid thoughts on work-life balance

Published May 31, 2019

Imagine a job with no vacation days or benefits. Envision standing on your feet for 14 hours a day with few breaks. Now imagine holding down a job like that while raising a family. On this week's FoodCrush podcast, we talk with AJ Dixon about work life balance for female chefs.

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FoodCrush Podcast: Karen Bell of Bavette talks James Beards and more

Published Oct. 10, 2018

James Beard nominations are a big deal. But what's it really like to find your name on the list? We chat with Milwaukee's own Karen Bell, 2018 James Beard nominee and owner of Bavette La Boucherie, about her experience as well as her storied past and plans for the future. Then stay tuned as Matt Mueller gets his feet wet with yet another smoldering edition of the Food Porn Minute.

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Popular local chef takes customer service to the max

Published July 18, 2018

In a world of angry Yelp reviews and social media gripes against restaurants - some of which are fair, of course - it's refreshing as cucumber-infused water to hear a story that's this gracious.

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What chefs eat: Barkha Limbu Daily of the cheel

Published April 14, 2018

There's no shortage of articles and television shows that showcase the dishes that chefs love to cook at their restaurants. But, what do they love to eat at the end of their exhausting 16-hour days? Or on their days off?

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Alice's Garden director takes "farmer to table" meals to The Tandem

Published Feb. 24, 2018

Building on the popular "farm to table" concept, in which restaurants seek out the freshest local ingredients, The Tandem owner Caitlin Cullen hosted Venice Williams as a guest chef for a "farmer to table" event, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Stand Eat Drink brings on former Hinterland chef Matt Kerley

Published Nov. 7, 2017

There's new culinary direction at venues including MOVIDA, Yokohama, Jake's Delicatessen and Hotel Madrid's Bodegon and Vermuteria 600. Stand Eat Drink Hospitality Group announced today that they'v brought former Blue Jacket and Hinterland executive chef Matt Kerley into the fold.

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Chefs' tattoos & the stories behind them: AJ Dixon of Lazy Susan

Published Oct. 10, 2017

The passion and ingenuity chefs posssess is apparent in the dishes they serve; but it's also evident in the tattoos they choose to put on their bodies. This series is a tribute to chefs and their creativity, both in their kitchens and on their skin.