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Category Archives: Chefs Spotlight

Thomas Calhoun

Born to Cook

To Thomas Calhoun’s mother, clanging pots and wafting aromas were just part of everyday life in her kitchen. Little did she know that they were instilling in her young son a love of cooking that would determine his future. “I was always interested in cooking. Hanging around in kitchen felt natural to me,”...
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Harder, Smarter…and Happier

When Mark Schneider dropped out of junior college and went to to visit a friend in Cincinnati, he thought he was just going to hang out and experience a new city. Enrolling in culinary school there, he wasn’t looking for a life path, just a way to indulge his passion for good food and entertaining....
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Chef Christian Mailloux: Evolving with the Seasons

For starters, Chef Christian Mailloux serves a canapé of smoked salmon and caviar, consommé a la royale, and an olive, celery and smoked almond plate.  These are unconventional appetizers by current standards, but identical to those on the menu of The Redlands Inn a century ago. To celebrate the centennial of Palestine’s landmark structure, Chef Christian...
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Forward Focused: Chef Gene Christiano

When a young Gene Christiano headed west to find direction for his life, he found it not in the romance of the Rocky Mountains but in the kitchen of a local breakfast diner. Gene graduated high school in ‘91 in Dallas with no plan for the future. He enrolled in a landscape architecture program but quickly...
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