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Awards Watch: More Reception Chefs Q & A



April 28, 2010


On Tuesday we asked what the JBF Awards reception chefs hate to eat. Today we're learning what they would be if they weren't chefs: "A BMW motorcycle mechanic." –Jonathan Benno, Patina Group Restaurant at Lincoln Center, NYC "A mediocre musician." –Kevin Binkley, Binkley’s Restaurant, Cave Creek, AZ "If I weren’t a chef I would be a farmer. I was raised on a farm and I loved growing our own ingredients." –JBF Award Winner Jean François Bruel, Daniel, NYC "I would be a race car driver. (My dad owns and builds race cars.)" –Jennifer Carroll, 10 Arts by Eric Ripert, Philadelphia "Either a bicycle mechanic or a heavy metal guitar god." –Pastry Chef Bill Corbett, Coi, San Francisco "If I weren’t a chef, I would be a bicycle mechanic. Hands down. I will never sit behind a desk as long as I live." –Christopher DiMinno, Clyde Common, Portland, OR "Relaxed." –Marc Forgione, Restaurant Marc Forgione, NYC "I would be a fly-fishing, skiing, and surfing guide." –Mark Franz, Farallon Restaurant, San Francisco "If I weren’t a chef I would be the runner-up on season five of American Idol. The runner-up always gets the most airplay." –James Kent, Eleven Madison Park, NYC and U.S.A.’s Bocuse d’Or Representative "A farmer." –Eric Klein, Spago, Las Vegas "Lazy… I guess I would try to be a food photographer." –Sam Mason, NYC "An industrial designer. –Andy Nusser, Tarry Lodge, Port Chester, NY An architect. –Noriyuki Sugie, IRONNORI, Venice, CA A MotoGP professional motorcycle racer like six-time world champion Valentino Rossi. –John Suley, Gotham Steak at Fontainebleau Miami Beach Miami Beach, FL A chef again. –Isao Yamada, Upstairs at Bouley, NYC