Chef Santa Barbara

Interview: chef Justin West (Julienne + Wildwood Kitchen)

Justin West started cooking by age 11 in his father’s five restaurants in Eugene, Oregon. He committed to the restaurant world at an early age. He met Emma, his wife and front of house...
Coffee Los Angeles

Interview: Take Flight Coffee founder Deaton Pigot

Australia native Deaton Pigot is a longtime coffee professional who roasted for leading companies like Intelligentsia Coffee and Toby’s Estate Coffee. In 2016, he relocated to L.A. and launched Take Flight Coffee, contract roasting...
Craft Beer Belgium

Interview: brewmaster Olivier Dedeycker (Brasserie Dupont)

Olivier Dedeycker of Brasserie Dupont collaborated with Tomme Arthur of The Lost Abbey on Saison, Deux Amis, a saison based on Saison Dupont, but with American hops that Arthur selected before brewing in Tourpes,...
Chefs Portland

Interview: chefs Greg Denton + Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton (Ox + Superbite)

Greg Denton Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton are the partners behind Ox and Superbite in Portland, Oregon. The duo met at Terra in St. Helena, became Food & Wine Best New Chefs in 2012, and recently...
Food Business Owner California

Interview: Anya Fernald (Belcampo Meat Co. + Home Cooked)

In the past decade, Anya Fernald has become a force for sustainability in California. Starting in 2006, she was Slow Food Nation executive director, working alongside Alice Waters to celebrate “slow food,” an effort...
Craft Beer Santa Barbara

Interview: Kris Parker (Third Window Brewing)

Kristopher “Kris” Parker is the grandson of Santa Barbara County wine legend Fess Parker. He attended USC’s Marshall School of Business and previously worked as COO for Fess Parker Enterprises in Los Olivos before...
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