"Get the #$@# out of my kitchen!"
Over the past couple months, we've been posing one essential question to some of our favorite New York City culinary pros, including Ryan Skeen, Leah Cohen, Joey Campanaro and Christina Tosi. It's not a burning question. Chefs don't do burning. But it intends to introduce you to a side not usually covered by the food press: a revealing, sometimes awkward, always honest side to these chefs, who we assume are sick of talking about their favorite kitchen gadgets. We get it, robocoups are neat.
Previously we heard about home cooked meals and which out-of-town chef could hack in NYC. This time, chefs recall the last time they lost their shit on a staff member. Yes, kitchens are almost as hot as a toque’s temper. This is why we love chefs. Survey says: Leah Cohen loathes a dumb cook, Mike Price loathes a late cook and Harold Dieterle forces a cook to eat his own burned soft shell crabs.
Interviews by Matt Rodbard, Alexis L. Loinaz, Edith Zimmerman