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Chef Spotlight: Scotty Schwartz

Scotty Schwartz, the owner and executive chef of 29 South in Jacksonville, Florida, always knew he loved cooking, but for years never considered it anything more than a hobby. As a child, he helped his mother in the kitchen and became passionate about what he could create. It wasn’t until he started studying psychology and Spanish literature at the Continue reading

Published on Monday, March 19, 2018

Chef Spotlight: Matthew Basford

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 Continue reading

Published on Monday, February 19, 2018

Chef Spotlight: Craig Richards

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. Continue reading

Published on Thursday, January 18, 2018

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