What’s one ingredient that you can't live without? Butter
What’s your favorite type of music to listen to when cooking? Jazz
If you could cook for anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? My Grandmother, Mama Georgia
Who is/was your food mentor?
Grant and Carmen Ford, my first chefs
What’s your favorite ethnic cuisine? Italian
What’s the strangest request you’ve ever had from a diner? Gluten-free fruit
What’s the best part about being a chef? Being able to be creative
What’s the most challenging part of being a chef? Timing
If not a chef in the Pine Belt, what city would you like to work in? New Orleans
What’s your favorite “guilty pleasure” food? Anything with peanut butter and chocolate
What’s your favorite food to cook?
Smoked lemon pepper wings
Sweet or savory?
Mild or spicy?
Wine or beer?
Salt or pepper?
Red beans or gumbo?