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Mike Valent

Operations Director of The Roasterie Cafes It’s been awhile since we featured The Roasterie Cafes and this time, as Roasterie Coffee celebrates its 25th Anniversary as a company, we visited …

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Cristina & Gary Worden

Owners of Piropos If you ever get the chance to meet the Wordens, Cristina and Gary, who are the owners of the fabulous Argentinean themed restaurant and event space, Piropos …

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Forbes & Matt Cross

Owner & Chef of Michael Forbes Bar & Grille Kansas City Originals restaurants are all locally owned and operated and quite often the member venues are a family affair. That’s …

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Megan Kendall & Jeremy Lane

Chef Owners of The Homesteader Cafe Hungry for something a little down home, comfort-foody, yet with a touch of upscale class in a charming casual environment? Then, one of the …

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Joseph Cizek

Executive Chef at Chaz on the Plaza Over the years Chaz on the Plaza, nestled on the ground floor of the Raphael Hotel. has had a succession of great chefs …

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Chef Emmanuel Langlade

From Aixois Anyone who hikes or bikes along the Trolley Trail that wends its way from Brush Creek southward along Brookside Blvd is sure to have noticed and taken advantage …

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Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly from Garozzo’s Ristorante Executive Chef, Ryan Kelly, has crafted authentic Italian cuisine at Garozzo’s Ristorante in Lee’s Summit for eight months. I’ve learned things from (owner) Mike Garozzo, …

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English Renshaw

English Renshaw from La Bodega Chef English Renshaw remembers helping his mother in the kitchen by age four. During his early teens, he worked as a dishwasher and helped in …

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Don Pepe

Don Pepe from Johnny Cascone’s Born in the Basque region of Spain, Don Pepe attended culinary school in Switzerland more than 40 years ago. He worked in Monte Carlo and …

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Mano Rafael

Mano Rafael from Le Fou Frog Mano Rafael grew up in Marseille, France, where his mother, Michelle, brother, Jean-Roger, and Uncle Patrice Boelly, were all chefs. At age 20, Mano …