Peter DeRuvo has worked at a number of fine-dining restaurants in the Phoenix area including Prado at the Montelucia Resort & Spa and Sassi. He recently cooked at the James Beard House and, in 2011, opened the modern Italian restaurant Cuoco Pazzo in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Cuoco Pazzo, 4175 N. Goldwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ; 480-265-9814 or cuocopazzoaz.com
Chef Peter DeRuvo knows that the key to authentic Italian polenta lies in high-quality ground corn and classic technique. At his modern Italian restaurant, Cuoco Pazzo, the... Read More »
Wesley Genovart attended culinary school at the Florida Culinary Institute. He has worked at La Broche in Madrid, Mugaritz in Errenteria, Clio and Upstairs on the Square in Boston and Perry Street in New York City. In 2006, he opened Degustation Wine & Tasting Bar in New York City. In July 2011, he opened SoLo Farm and Table in South Londonderry, Vermont.
SoLo Farm and Table, 95 Middletown Rd., South Londonderry, VT; 802-824-6327 or solofarmandtable.com
Wesley Genovart, the chef and owner at SoLo Farm and Table in Vermont, grew up eating croquetas in Spain but decided to move away from the classic chicken, salt cod or jamón... Read More »
Jeff McInnis worked as a chef in Charleston, South Carolina, the Virgin Islands, San Francisco and rural Virginia before returning to his home state of Florida to work at Norman's in Miami. After appearing on Top Chef, he became the executive chef for Miami's Gigi in 2010. In 2011, he opened Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami Beach.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, 16th St. and Lenox Ave., Miami Beach, FL; 305-538-5220 or runchickenrun.com
When Jeff McInnis flew the coop from Miami's immensely popular Gigi, fans of his eclectic cooking wondered where he would land. Then Yardbird Southern Table & Bar opened; at... Read More »
Clinton Woods owned his own café by the age of 19, then became the executive chef at Jolie restaurant and Stone Ashley Restaurant in Tucson, Arizona. Woods joined Fox Restaurant Concepts in 2002 and currently oversees menu research and development for all of the group's 13 restaurants, including The Arrogant Butcher.
The Arrogant Butcher, 2 E. Jefferson #150, Phoenix, AZ; 602-324-8502 or foxrc.com/the_arrogant_butcher.html
Recently, Mason jars have become the serving vessel of choice at restaurants across the country. But we know of only one chef who's using the countrified containers to bake... Read More »