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Chef Spotlight: Matthew Basford

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018

Matthew Basford began his culinary journey growing up in Australia and absorbing techniques and influences from Pan-Asian cuisine. From his very first restaurant job in his teens, Matthew knew he was destined for a career in the world of restaurants and cuisine. He started his culinary journey at Pear Tree Cottage in Greenock, followed by Vintner’s Bar and Grill in Angaston, where he was recognized in the Nestle Junior Chefs of Australia Competition as...

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Chef Spotlight: Craig Richards

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018

Craig Richards, renowned Executive Chef at St. Cecilia restaurant and VP of Culinary Operations of Ford Fry Restaurants, did not always set out to be a chef. While studying creative writing in graduate school, Craig picked up a job washing dishes for a local restaurant to earn extra money. It was there that his interest in the profession was piqued. “I enjoyed the camaraderie, pace and energy. I also like how you cook something and it’s immediately enjoyed...

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