Ironically, I was one of those kids who strangely collected the early food magazines and glossy large gourmet food books with lush sprawling images of al fresco feasts in Provence and Spain. etc. As a longtime struggling actor and writer in NYC, I worked in more restaurants and waited on more tables than I can remember. After reading Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential way back when, I began to see clearly how food, restaurants and bars are at the center of all things vibrant, delicious and human about being a live; full of endless stories and flavors. So, in 1997 when I was offered the opportunity to work as Head Copy Writer for The Chefs Warehouse, NYC (then Dairyland), I literally jumped at the chance. My work with CW from NYC, to London/Europe to San Francisco/Bay Area has provided me with some of the most savored 'ingredients' of my life. Grateful to be a part of the complex recipe after all these years.
Restaurant dreams run in the family for the Vidrio family. As with most dreams, the journey to making them a reality is rife with unpredictable challenges as well as unforeseeable joy and satisfaction after all of the hard work.
Discover the full circle success and tenacity of amazing chocolatier/pastry chef/owner Cinthya Romriell of Cinful Sweets, not to mention the ancient Mayan magic that infuses her Valrhona fueled confections.
Chef Brian Smith of Maynard’s, a Tucson native (and desert farmer in his own right,) utilizes Sonoran’s unique locally grown treasures to bring his fresh and vibrant spin to traditional cooking and ignite his