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Chef Q&A: Chef Harold Baker at Gary’s on Spring

Chef Harold Baker has worked in top-notch kitchens since he was a 16-year-old dishwasher at the International Market Square in Minneapolis. The Louisville native’s past employers include the Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta, Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Braselton, Georgia, and, locally, the Galt House and the Westport General Store. Five years ago, the 50-year-old chef opened Gary’s on Spring, 204 S. Spring Street with his childhood friend Guy Sutcliffe. At Gary’s, Baker is still very much a hands-on chef. “I am in the kitchen every day the restaurant is open,” he said. “The sauté line is set up so that 70 percent of the dishes flow through me. I set the speed and rhythm of the line. It’s hardcore, but that’s the only way I know how to work.”
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Chef Q&A: Adam Burress and Chase Mucerino

Adam Burress and Chase Mucerino have literally grown up together in the Louisville restaurant scene. The two chefs met in the culinary program at Sullivan University. Chef Jayson Llewellyn tapped them to work with him at both BLU Italian Grille in the Louisville Marriott Downtown and Jeff Ruby’s Louisville. Burress and Mucerino then ran the kitchen for Chef Anthony Lamas at Seviche before starting their first restaurant, Hammerheads, in 2010. A second restaurant, Game, followed in 2012. In October 2015, Burress and Mucerino opened their latest establishment, Migo. The two chefs sat down with Food & Dining to discuss their partnership, running three successful restaurants and the importance of getting away from it on occasion.

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Chef Brings a Taste of Louisville to Olympics in Sochi

It’s a good thing Derby Day is still about 2 1/2 months away.  That will give David Danielson, executive chef for Levy Restaurants at Churchill Downs, some time to decompress from cooking at the Sochi Olympics and get geared back up for a really big sporting event.

Since the beginning of the 22nd Winter Games a week and a half ago, Danielson has been in Sochi cooking for the OMEGA House, the official timekeepers at the games.  It is his second gig for the watchmakers, having been the cook for the first OMEGA House in Beijing in 2008. Continue reading Chef Brings a Taste of Louisville to Olympics in Sochi