Tags archives: chef

Look Who's Cookin': Danny Lopez

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Amy Long DANNY LOPEZ (Online Exclusive) Chef of Arkansas State University Hometown: Lyman, Wyoming. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? I started cooking when I was a teenager, went into the Marine Corps [...]

Feature: Savory Education

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Culinary schools in Arkansas prepare aspiring chefs for the Natural State’s eclectic food scene.   is booming with an authentic and compelling culinary scene. Restaurants boast a variety of cuisine and top chefs who work hard to prepare unforgettable fare. Local chefs, from Little Rock to Fayetteville and throughout the state, are commonly featured[...]

Look Who's Cookin': David Goldwhite

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Jeremy Smith DAVID GOLDWHITE executive chef of Choctaw Casino Hotel, Pocola, Oklahoma Hometown: London, England. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? I am a formally trained gourmet, French cuisine chef. I[...]

Look Who's Cookin': William Lyle

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Meredith Mashburn WILLIAM LYLE (Online Exclusive) chef at Eleven at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Hometown: Nottingham, New Hampshire. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? On the job, however, I did e[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Capi Peck

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Cindy Momchilov CAPI PECK chef/co-owner at Trio's Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? I’m on-the-job and life-in-the-hospitality-biz trained. Where were you trained? The ki[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Justin Patterson

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Sara Neal JUSTIN PATTERSON (Online Exclusive) owner chef / The Southern Gourmasian Hometown: Lepanto, Arkansas Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Both. I spent about five years in restaurants cooking before [...]

Look Who's Cookin': Mary Beth Ringgold

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Janet Warlick MARY BETH RINGGOLD owner/executive chef  / Cajun’s Wharf, Capers and Copper Grill Hometown: Beckley, West Virginia Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? I was trained in the ‘school of hard knocks[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Brian Deloney

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Janet Warlick BRIAN DELONEY owner/executive chef  / Maddie’s Place / Little Rock       Hometown: Little Rock. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Both. I graduated culinary school[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Todd Gold

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Janet Warlick TODD R. GOLD (Online Exclusive) CEC, CCA, AAC / Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute / Little Rock   Hometown: Little Rock. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Patrick Buchanan

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal PATRICK BUCHANAN (Online Exclusive) Executive Chef /  YaYa's Euro Bistro / Little Rock Hometown: Wichita, Kansas. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Formally trained, and I’ve had a lot of [...]