This week on Chef’s Story, Dorothy Hamilton sits down with Chef Ignacio Mattos. The episode was recorded in front of a live studio audience at the International Culinary Center.

Born in Uruguay and mentored by South American grilling master Francis Mallman as well as Slow Food legend Alice Waters at Chez Panisse, Ignacio has earned critical acclaim for his signature style of bold seasonal food. Bon Appetit named him a 2012 tastemaker. The same year, his work at Isa in Williamsburg yielded a James Beard Award nomination for Best New Restaurant of the Year. He was also the chef at New York’s beloved Il Buco.

© 2013 Brent Herrig Photography

© 2013 Brent Herrig Photography