FRONT OF THE HOUSE
F&B • WHAT CELEBRITY YOU WOULD LOVE TO COOK DINNER FOR? JB • Going back to my Bay Area Roots... I’d have to go with the greatest quarter back and wide receiver of all time. Joe Montana & Jerry Rice.
F&B • WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DESSERT? JB • It sounds boring, but I like simple, and enjoy a great vanilla bean ice cream or gelato
F&B • CHEF WHOSE STYLE OF COOKING YOU REALLY DIG? JB • There are so many great chefs these days. Chefs are now able to showcase what they can do with the power of social media! I love my style and what I do, but I have so much respect for all chefs that grind it out in their own way!
F&B • BEST THING ABOUT BEING A CHEF IS? JB • The biggest reason why we opened CRAFTkitchen was so that I could just play and create food. Anything, anytime, whatever is in season!
F&B • HOW DO THE TERM GLUTEN-FREE, MAKE YOU FEEL? JB • Easy! Make something that tastes great!!! My wife developed a gluten
allergy so we take it very seriously. You can create really great tasting food if you just spend the time to make it from scratch or use creative substitutions. We want all our guests to the same experience no matter if they have any food allergies.
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WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE WITH ASPIRATIONS OF BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL CHEF?
It’s going to be a grind! The time & commitment that you spend putting in, is what your going to get out of it. You just know if you have a passion and palette for food. The more you learn and move around the quicker you will develop. This is one of the best industries to ex-
F&B • LASTLY, WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX? JB • It’s all about FAMILY... I love being around my kids and whatever they
want to do. I coach my kids club baseball, and play various sports with him at home. I cook, bake and create with my daughter who is curious about food and art. That all makes me happy.
Food & Beverage Magazine |January 2017