This week on Chef’s Story, ICC president Erik Murnighan interviews Chef Douglas Keane.

Douglas Keane’s interest in cooking developed as a young boy helping his mother in their Michigan kitchen. His desire to get a date in high-school, however, led him to enroll in a culinary class, where he scored the date, but also realized he wanted to cook. Close family friend and renowned hotelier, Stan Bromley, further influenced his desire, encouraging him to enroll at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, where his fascination for the culinary arts took over. After graduating with a degree that would allow him to work in any hotel of his choosing, he decided to follow his heart to the kitchen.

Currently, Douglas operates the Healdsburg Bar & Grill, and earned the title of Top Chef Master in the show’s season 5 finale.

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