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February 2018 Edition

Featured Chef:
Maneet Chauhan


Interview with Chef Maneet Chauhan

We sat down with Chef Maneet Chauhan, Executive Chef/Co-Owner, Morph Hospitality
1. What made you want to become a chef?
My love of food!
2. You’re a chef and a restaurateur, a mother, a judge on Chopped on the Food Network and multiple appearances on other programs. How do you juggle it all? 
I can tell you that balance is a myth, I live each day at a time! I have to give a big thanks to the wonderful support system I have in my family and team who make sure that I succeed in each aspect. Also, I am crazy. 
3. If you could share one surprising thing about yourself, what would it be?
I am a Bollywood movie junkie! 
4. If you could eat anywhere in the world, where would that be?  
At this moment in life I would love to try the street foods in Vietman!
5. Which talent would you most like to have that you don’t possess?  
I wish I could dance elegantly!
6. What’s your favorite meal to cook for friends?  
I cook professionally, so I actually like to give my friends the opportunity to cook for me! 
7. Who was your mentor or role model as you were becoming a chef? 
I have found inspiration in each and every person I have worked with throughout my career, from instructors, to bosses, dishwashers to line cooks, and everywhere in between!
8. What can attendees expect from your demonstration at the 2018 International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of NY?
I hope that people will walk away with a different understanding of how to use Indian spices and ingredients and really own them to create something wonderful!
9. What can your fans expect from you next? 
They will have to wait and see!

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January 2018 Chef Insights - Interview with Chef Reinhold Paul Teuscher
September 2017 Chef Insights - Interview with Chef Art Smith
September 2017 Chef Insights - Interview with Chef Elliott Farmer
September 2017 Chef Insights - Interview with Letty Alvarez, LA Sweetz
August 2017 Chef Insights - Chef Chris Sayegh, The Herbal Chef
August 2017 Chef Insights - Chef Shaun O'Neal, winner of MasterChef 7
July 2017 Chef Insights - Chef Alan Lazar
July 2017 Industry Insights - Heather McDowell, Tickle Water
June 2017 Chef Insights - Chef Gilbert Reyes
June 2017 Industry Insights - Kevin Dugan, NYSRA
May 2017 Insights - Chef Jaime Stankevicius
April 2017 Insights - Adam Lazar, Asarasi
March 2017 Insights - Caitlin Porter Loverin, Fire Cider
February 2017 Insights - Dan Jackson, Cafe2 and Terrace5, MoMa
January 2017 Insights - Bill Rosenberg, NoMa Social
December 2016 Insights - Lusy Gradzhyan, Lusy's Meditteranean Cafe & Grill
October 2016 Insights - Tavoris Ingram, The Twisted Tuna
September 2016 Insights - Keith Williamson, Datz
August 2016 Insights - Kristen Ramsey, Krimsey's
July 2016 Insights - Chef Joseph Johnson, Charcoal Venice
June 2016 Insights - David Adir, The Carving Board
May 2016 Insights - Chef Ricky Estrellado, Nobu New York
April 2016 Insights - Chef Manjit Manohar, The Pierre Hotel
March 2016 Insights - Chef Justine MacNeil, Del Posto
February 2016 Insights - Chef Stephen Yen, Paige Hospitality Group
January 2016 Insights - Chef Amanda Martin, Leoness Cellars
November 2015 Insights - Michelle Noble, Le Cordon Bleu
October 2015 Insights - James McGuinness, Keiser University
September 2015 Insights - Norman Van Aken, NORMAN'S
August 2015 Insights - Richard Pink, Pink's Hot Dogs
July 2015 Insights - Keith Breedlove, Culinerdy Cruzer
June 2015 Insights - Rob Valencia, Great Performances
May 2015 Insights - Marc Murphy, Benchmarc Restaurants
April 2015 Insights - Megan Johnson, Casellula
March 2015 Insights - Sara Moulton, Chef, Cookbook Author, TV Personality
February 2015 Insights - Barret Beyer, Hell's Kitchen
January 2015 Insights - Anton Testino, Mulberry Street Cafe
November 2014 Insights - David Binkle, Los Angeles Unified School District
October 2014 Insights - Alan Ogard, Lexington Hotel
September 2014 Insights - Barbie Marshall, The Farming Chef
August 2014 Insights - Cal DeMercurio, Corporate Executive Chef, Black Bear Diner
July 2014 Insights - Johannes Bernau, Executive Chef, Who Song & Larry's
June 2014 Insights - Ryan Vargas, Chef de Cuisine at Emeril's Tchoup Chop