This week on Chef’s Story, host Dorothy Cann Hamilton is joined by Paul Liebrandt, British-born acclaimed chef of Corton in NYC and subject of the film “A Matter of Taste”. Hear all about Paul’s unexpected journey into the food world, from working with Marco Pierre White to Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons to Pierre Gagnaire and eventually becoming a chef in his own right at 24 years old at Atlas in NYC. Find out how his father’s military instincts and values helped shape Paul’s work ethic in the kitchen and how he had to overcome many different cultural and communication gaps along his culinary journey through Europe. Paul also shares his thoughts on some modern gastronomy trends and the careers of Ferran Adria and Rene Redzepi. This program was sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
“My father instilled in me that if you want to do something at the very best level, you have to aim for the very best and give more than the guy next to you.”
“When I went to Paris, the hardest part wasn’t the cooking – it was the language barrier.”
“I’m still finding my voice as a chef and individual. You never stop learning.”
–chef Paul Liebrandt on Chef’s Story