Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USAName: Chef Barret Beyer Age: 36 Nationality: American Country of Residence: USA
1. Your Restaurant/Business:
Co-Executive Chef at 279 Bar & Grill in Luzerne, Pennsylvania
2. About Your Kitchen:
Very small for the kind of food we put out. Flat top, convection oven 6 top burner
3. Your Favorite Chef Works Item:
Premium (Egyptian) Cotton Chef coat. I love the feel of it and how it fits tailored to my build.
4. First Job:
My first job In a kitchen was when I was in the United States Coast Guard in 1996.
5. Your Favorite Cookbook:
I do not have my own yet, but my favorite is Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential."
6. Your Awards:
I have multiple Certificates of Appreciation for a lot of Charity events I have been involved with helping those in need. I am also involved with an organization called Bullying: We're Kickin It which helps children that have to deal with bullying issues.
7. Your Cooking Inspiration:
It comes from within myself, when I am in a kitchen creating different things that I create to share with guests is kind of an outlet for me to utilize my creativity
8. Your Speciality Dish:
Pan Seared Scallops, Wasabi Cauliflower Purée, Roasted Corn Red Pepper Salsa, Peppadew Gastrique, Micro Greens
9. Favorite Dish To Eat:
10. Weirdest Thing You Ever Ate:
I am still on the hunt for the weirdest thing, but I am willing to try anything.
11. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
12. Favorite Drink:
I'm not a big alcohol drinker. I like to stay hydrated so I drink a lot of water, Gatorade and on occasion a Monster Energy drink
13. Favorite Wine:
Not a huge fan of drinking wine but if I had to choose one it would be Pinot Grigio
14. Who Would You Most Like To Cook For:
I've already cooked for Gordon Ramsay when I appeared on Hell's Kitchen, Season 11 and a cooking challenge against Robert Irvine, next would be Anthony Bourdain.
15. Who Would You Least Like To Cook For:
Basically anyone who is not willing to try something they never had before.
16. Favorite Things To Do When Not Cooking:
I absolutely love spending time with my 5 year old Daughter. She brings out the best in me. I also love going to the gym
17. Your Latest Project:
I am currently working with a company called 5 Star Chefs and we have a lot of things in progress and also putting together a culinary tour to different states and cities.
18. Favorite City and Why:
New York.. There is no place better to me. The streets make you feel alive.
19. Your Greatest Indulgence:
20. Your All Time Best Culinary Tip:
This industry can make or break you.. Always be creative and don't be afraid do take a risk. Never give up!