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Pressure Cooking: Mental Health & the Professional Chef

Carpal tunnel syndrome, 'chef's foot' and a plethora of back problems: this is just a small selection of physical health issues affecting professional chefs, thanks to hours spent on their feet and the requirement to frequently lift heavy objects. In addition to the physical strains of the job come mental strains as well. Some of the most common health problems experienced in the industry affect mental health rather than physical health, (although the two are often related).

Ahmass Fakahany & Chef Michael White Q&A

Brick by brick they built the Altamarea Group with a shared vision to create restaurant brands that are distinct in concept but united in delivering unsurpassed quality and outstanding service. Total Food sat down with Ahmass to discuss Altamarea Group's beginning and future.

Gregg Bishop

NYC Food & Beverage Hospitality Council Launched By NYC Dept of Small Business Services

The New York City Department of Small Business Services today announced the creation of the NYC Food & Beverage Hospitality Council, an alliance of...

NYC Chef Suji Park Sets Sights On National Expansion

Suji Park is the founder and CEO of Suji's Korean Grill and Food Dreams Made Real, dba Suji's Korean Cuisine. Suji was born and raised...
Kenneth Johnson Pescatore

Chef Kenneth Johnson

Kenneth Johnson was always cooking for his group of friends and his family. He began working in New York City kitchens in 1989 as a line cook at Bouley. He took that love to the next level when he attended the New York Restaurant School where he graduated in 1989 with honors. Johnson then went on to work at various restaurants in New York including Picholine Restaurant, The Terrace, and Osteria Laguna.

Jacques Johnson Brings Danish Spin to Baked Goods at Brooklyn’s Meyers Bageri

In addition to his new restaurant Agern and Great Northern Food Hall in Grand Central Terminal, Danish Culinary Entrepreneur Claus Meyer (and our August cover...
Maria Loi

Maria Loi Q&A

Executive Chef/Owner, Loi Estiatorio, New York, NY

Chef Jonathan Kavourakis

Chef Jonathan Kavourakis is the Chef de Cuisine at the lower east side’s sexiest restaurant and lounge, The Stanton Social. Hailing from Livingston, NJ, Chef Jonathan was born to cook.

New York Hilton’s Chef Morand Dare Named a Top Ten Pastry Chef in the...

At the New York Hilton Midtown is a Pastry Chef who no one would ever mistake for being uncertain about his career. Morand Dare has...
Chef Adrianne Calvo

Miami Executive Chef Adrianne Calvo Joins the Team of Star Chefs at New York’s...

Chef Adrianne Calvo, Executive Chef and Owner of Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant & Wine Bar in Miami, FL, is joining the team of star chefs at the 31st Annual Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals on Wheels to create Latin-inspired dishes for more than 1,000 guests.