Category Archives: Interviews

The Reality of Being a Chef Today

I walk into this turkish lounge, called “Hookah Turka” in Bethlehem and take a seat at a table near the door while I wait for Logan to arrive. I order a hazelnut coffee and pull my notes out of my … Continue reading

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Inside The Mansion Grand

Chris Pomparelli Dr. Chernekoff Advanced Composition June 16th, 2014   Inside The Mansion Grand   At 141 Mansion Avenue at Great Kills Harbor in Staten Island, New York, you will find an elegant restaurant called the Mansion Grand. It is … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kindness: A Conversation with Joe Armato

Joseph Armato, a chef and a dietician, did not always envision his career of pleasing the palates of over sixty elderly residents at Abington Manor at Morgan Hill. Joe, as the residents and staff affectionately call him, says, “I had every … Continue reading

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Produce-ing Customer Satisfaction: An interview with Jason Charles

When I entered the home of Jason Charles, owner and manager of Charles’ Family Markets, I was immediately enveloped in their family’s welcoming atmosphere. I could tell that I was arriving soon after their dinner time together. The smell of … Continue reading

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The Reality of Being a Chef Today

I walk into this turkish lounge, called “Hookah Turka” in Bethlehem and take a seat at a table near the door while I wait for Logan to arrive. I order a hazelnut coffee and pull my notes out of my … Continue reading

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Fresh from the Farmhouse: Morgan’s Restaurant

Located between Philadelphia and New York City, the Lehigh Valley has always boasted to be the hotbed of various restaurants and fine dining. The Pennsylvania Dutch Culture and various immigration occurring years ago have led to the development of diverse … Continue reading

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A Young Chef’s Story

Everyone Starts Somewhere Imagine moving around every three years – the schools, friends, the new houses, the list goes on. Until one day it finally does – retirement day. That is the life of a military brat. It is not … Continue reading

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