Speaking Out

Speaking Out

“I mean, how many chefs you think are depressed, anyway? Like 95%?” I was standing in a bar, talking with a chef friend. It was late. We were drinking. And talking about depression. I’ve always had my ups and downs. Some days were harder than others. Some years were...
Alain Ducasse in Conversation

Alain Ducasse in Conversation

At MAD3, the legendary French chef Alain Ducasse sat down for a conversation with David Chang, Daniel Patterson, Chris Ying, and René Redzepi in which he discussed his career, risk-taking, fear, and how chefs can use their fame to positively influence diners.  ...
Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson Announce loco’l

Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson Announce loco’l

Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi are chefs based on the west coast of the United States. After meeting at MAD in 2013, they decided to join forces and start a chain of inexpensive restaurants to combat the fast food chains that dominate low-income areas. The following...
A Short History of the Beet

A Short History of the Beet

Daniel Patterson is an American chef, restaurateur, and food writer; he is also considered a leading proponent of California cuisine. A self-taught chef, he began working as a restaurant dishwasher at age fourteen and attended Duke University before dropping out. In...

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