Andrea Nicholson is the celebrity chef on Food Network’s super popular Restaurant Takeover. The show challenges two restaurant greats to help rescue a restaurant in trouble. In just 6 days, they must overhaul, re-launch a local eatery, and get reviewed by the toughest critics, their customers. Andrea also created Killer Condiments, artisen sourced from seasonal and local ingredients. Her company creates custom edible party favors for weddings, parties and corporate events. Andrea learned her craft at Toronto legends the Great Cooks, Via Allegro, The Fifth, Humber College, George Brown College, 35 Elm, and Trattoria Nervosa. She also travelled the culinary globe, with 6 star cruise line Regent Seven Seas, under Roberto Caporuscio, and with the A.P.N. of Naples.
See Andrea in action here….
Stefan Larsson – Park Wide Executive Chef at Yellowstone National Park
Stefan Larsson is responsible for 20 restaurants in Yellowstone Park, from the hotels to the lodges to the snow eateries. Legends like the Snow Lodge Hotel, Old Faithful Inn, Old Faithful Lodge, Canyon Village, Roosevelt Lodge, Lake Hotel, Lake Hotel Lodge, and Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel are all his responsibility. He serves twenty, thirty thousand meals a DAY. And much of it must be fine cuisine! Stefan has worked around the world and came from a European culinary education. We have an interesting discussion comparing the US and European systems.
Ryan Costigan of the Georgia Restaurant Association
Ryan Costigan, the Voice for Georgia’s Restaurants and the GRA Membership Manager, is with us again, this time for an update on the impending legislative session, and for info about a new GRA seminar on food costing. Thanks Ryan!