Chef Scott Linquist has been working in the restaurant industry since his first job as a dishwasher for Straw Hat Pizza in 1982. He attended the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, and upon graduation he worked with the best Chefs around, like Andre Soltner at Lutece, Alfred Portale at Gotham Bar, Nancy Oakes at Boulevard in San Francisco, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger in their Los Angeles Restaurants Border Grill and City, and Michel Richard of Citrus in LA. Scott is also the author of Mod Mex and a former instructor at CSCA. Today his clients include Barton G in Miami (including running the new hotel and restaurant at the Versace mansion in Miami) El Toro Blanco NYC, Diego Brooklyn NY, Revolucion at JFK Terminal 5, and Mucho Ultima Mexicana Manhattan Beach.
Brandon Ippolito – Owner at Ippolito’s & Ipp’s Pastaria
Brandon Ippolito now runs the Atlanta chain of authentic Italian restaurant’s named for his parents George and Toni Ippolito. When they moved to Atlanta, they saw a need in the area for a comfortable neighborhood place with great service and great food. The first restaurant opened in 1989, using old family recipes. The famous homemade garlic rolls are made fresh daily. The name Ippolito’s has become synonymous with great food and happy times throughout the Atlanta area. The Ippolito family especially Brandon, is excited about their new venture, Ipp’s Pastaria & Bar. If in Atlanta, the rolls alone are worth a visit!