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post #31 of 49

IMHPO. I believe it's important not mistake a "role model" with a mentor. Just remember that  it's all subjective too.

 

To really understand things, a role model is anyone that serves as an example and whose behavior is emulated by others. All mentors can be role models but not all role models serve as mentors. I have to believe that a mentor would be someone you have had direct personal contact with and this person(s) has taken on the responsibility or role as a personal adviser, someone who imparts wisdom and has a vested interest with you and in your successes.

 

I guess the line between role model and mentor could easily be blurred. Yet I believe if you have never met the person, they can only serve as a role model if your only contact has been through a book, article or other form of media. 

post #32 of 49

I agree and as none of you will know my role models i would still love to list them ( Dave at seasons, Big D, kalle from gastro, titti quanstrom and andre too, the rebell guys, ven my x partner, beyond that rene from noma, grant from alinea, feran of course, and grandfather thomas keller. 

post #33 of 49

sean brock, matt jennings, matty matheson. sooo sick

post #34 of 49

My new chef role model is someone I have a lot in common with..She's a strong older female chef from Puerto Rico, and is also a graduate of NYRS. Her name is Carmen Gonzales. She don't play.

St. Regis, Atlanta

 

http://www.chefcarmengonzalez.com/about/34-news/77-about2-2

 

My Chef instructor Kadko, from NYRS is also my role model.

 

Also Thomas Keller. He's really someone I look up to.

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post #35 of 49
Marco Pierre White
post #36 of 49
David Bouley.
post #37 of 49

*Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Becker

*Junior Auxiliary Members of 1955

*Mammaw

*Graham Kerr

 

 

 

*These share the blame for my 70-hour weeks.

post #38 of 49

I have a few .

 

Their are a few chefs in School i know they are hear but for legitimate reasons we can't be seen conversating on a perosnal level outside of school so they won't  acknoledge this but they know who they are.

 

The others who have had a very great impact on my life .

 

Frank Belosic ( I always looked up to you even before i knew i was going back to school )
Thomas Keller ( Possibly the only chef i have ever wanted to read about and understand more just through books )
 

My Grandmother who is not a famouse Chef but she did teach me all that i knew before going to school. for the first time in the 90s 

post #39 of 49

It has to be Jacques Pepin. The combination of technique, charm, and willingness to teach makes him one of the best Chef of our time. It makes me feel proud that this is my job whenever I think of him

post #40 of 49
I kmow a lot of people do not like him since his huge commercialization, and I wouldn't so much call him a role model, but watch Emeril with my mother when I was younger was really something that got my interest in cooking flowing.
post #41 of 49
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I kmow a lot of people do not like him since his huge commercialization, and I wouldn't so much call him a role model, but watch Emeril with my mother when I was younger was really something that got my interest in cooking flowing.

 

OMG help me please lol. 

every damm time my father goes to the Grill and BBQ's dinner i hear him say Bammmmmmmmmm  BAMMMMMMMMM Bammmmmmm 

omg i want to joke him and then myself lol 

can't stand Emeril 

post #42 of 49
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My new chef role model is someone I have a lot in common with..She's a strong older female chef from Puerto Rico, and is also a graduate of NYRS. Her name is Carmen Gonzales. She don't play.

St. Regis, Atlanta

 

http://www.chefcarmengonzalez.com/about/34-news/77-about2-2

 

My Chef instructor Kadko, from NYRS is also my role model.

 

Also Thomas Keller. He's really someone I look up to

 

She looks like she means business lol. 

 

Fredy Giradet is a really cool chef to learn about, him and Andre Soltner hold a special place in my heart. I never ate at their restaurants or worked for them (little before my time), but they were just so cool old school chefs. 

 

Eric Ripert is the man. Keller obviously. Some of the new guard of chefs like Chris Kostow, David Chang, etc are cool too. Daniel Humm at EMP is the man by all accounts. I always liked Colicchio too. 

 

Lots of chefs to admire and look up to :)

post #43 of 49
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OMG help me please lol. 
every damm time my father goes to the Grill and BBQ's dinner i hear him say Bammmmmmmmmm  BAMMMMMMMMM Bammmmmmm 
omg i want to joke him and then myself lol 
can't stand Emeril 

I'm really not a fan either anymore, but when I was little he definitely sparked my interest.
post #44 of 49
Fergus Henderson...not sure how I forgot to mention him.
post #45 of 49
It's been said before but 'the ripper'. Eric Ripert has a way with fish.....
post #46 of 49
And he seems so damn nice
post #47 of 49
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It's been said before but 'the ripper'. Eric Ripert has a way with fish.....

I believe that's an understatement.
post #48 of 49

I really enjoy Hubert Keller. There is a finesse in all his cooking. 

 

http://youtu.be/XXTvf_0S8So

 

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post #49 of 49

I know this thread is dying, but im going to ressurect it, of course by posting my role model. 

 

No one hit me lol, but ill have to admit that the first women i saw cooking as a child (aside from my mother and grandma) and actually enjoyed watching was Rachel Ray. Sue me lol. 

As a child i watched a lot of food nework, so i can honestly say Bobby Flay was a role model at that time. I still plan on competing in Iron Chef America just to beat his ***. 

 

After that Chris Constantino, because i like his ideals on sustainable eating. 

After that i would say Roberta Sudbrack, and Andre Milfano for their history, stories, battles and opinions of the culinary industry and their theories and cooking. 

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