Hear about the virtues of culinary education, French technique and hard work on a brand new episode of Chef’s Story! Dorothy Cann Hamilton is joined by Chef/Innovator of Lincoln Center Kitchen, Ed Brown. Brown’s professional life in the kitchen began shortly after his graduation from the Culinary Institute of America in 1983, when he joined Le Parker Meridien Hotel at its New York Times three-star Maurice Restaurant as Sous Chef working beside Chef Christian Delouvrier and Chef/Maitre Cuisinier Alain Senderens. Two years later, he traveled with Senderens to Paris to work at the famous Michelin three-star Lucas Carton as Chef de Partie Tournant. In 1990, Brown joined Restaurant Associates to open Tropica, the organization’s first project in New York’s MetLife building complex, eventually overseeing the culinary programs at all of RA’s restaurants in the building. After a brief stopover at Judson Grill, Brown returned to the RA family in 1994 to serve at the helm of The Sea Grill. During his 14 years as Executive Chef Esquire magazine called The Sea Grill “one of the best restaurants in the world” and Brown, “perhaps the most impressive talent in his field.” Throughout Brown’s impressive career, he has earned 14 stars from The New York Times for such properties as Marie Michelle, Tropica, Judson Grill and The Sea Grill. This program was brought to you by Rt. 11 Potato Chips.
“All experience is good experience. I learned very quickly. The best leaders have people who want to work for them and with them. I never expect people to do what i say just because i say so i want them to believe it.” [42:00]
“There is great food everywhere. A lot of great chefs taking risks, and putting forth all that effort to get the best products and procure ingredients and put together dishes beautifully.” [47:00]
–Ed Brown on Chef’s Story