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Jim Dennis

Jim Dennis from Jardine’s While Jim Dennis attended the culinary program at Johnson County Community College, he apprenticed at Marina Grog & Galley, where Chef Amy Presson provided the inspiration …

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Executive Chef John McClure

Executive Chef John McClure from Starker’s Restaurant Executive Chef John McClure joined Starker’s Restaurant in 2005 and purchased the restaurant the following year. After growing up on a cattle ranch …

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Chef Bob Brassard

Chef Bob Brassard from The Broadmoor Bistro Chef Bob Brassard grew up in a farm community where his grandmother offered homestyle cooking, canning and pickling. He attended Johnson & Wales …

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Robert Padilla

Robert Padilla from Trezo Mare Robert Padilla recently became Executive Chef for Trezo Mare after working there for about 18 months. He believes that attending the high school culinary program …

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Anourom Thomson

Anourom Thomson from Hereford House When Anourom Thomson began working as an apprentice at the Hereford House location in Leawood, in 1998, little did he know that he had begun …

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Chef Jesus Almos

Chef Jesus Almos from Piropos Executive Chef Jesus Almos has worked for Piropos Restaurant and Piropos Grill for nine years. When he started washing restaurant dishes, as a teenager, Almos …

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Executive Chef Daniel White

Executive Chef Daniel White from Trezo Vino Wine Bistro Executive Chef Daniel White has worked with Trezo Vino since it opened nearly three years ago. While attending a high school …

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Executive Chef Juan Becerra

Executive Chef Juan Becerra from Harry’s Country Club In 1998, Juan Becerra began his first restaurant job in the Kansas City area, working as a prep cook for Kabuki in …

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Pietro ‘Mario’ Giaconia

Pietro ‘Mario’ Giaconia from Cascone’s Restaurant Pietro ‘Mario’ Giaconia says that he feels like a family member after working a total of two decades at Cascone’s Italian Restaurant, including the …

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Executive Chef Nolle Bond

Executive Chef Nolle Bond from The Drop Bar and Bistro Executive Chef Nolle Bond joined the team at The Drop in fall 2010. At age 16, he’d begun his first …