Visit the New 92Y Blog



n4_92Y_websiten4_92YTribeca_website
92Y Blog
Thursday, March 25, 2010
92Y Video: Food Talks: Doing What You Love With Dan Barber and Dorothy Hamilton

Attention aspiring chefs. In the video above, French Culinary Institute founder and CEO Dorothy Hamilton asked James Beard Award winner Dan Barber of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns what he looks for when he hires chefs. “When someone comes for a job to be a cook at Stone Barns,” she inquired, “what its it that you are looking for?”

Barber wants to know what you are reading. He wants people who come with a passion for agriculture or experience with farming. “I tend to like cooks who have a physical background, so that often is in farming.” These are the chefs he covets, and in his experience make the best cooks. “They bring a kind of passion and devotion,” he explained, “that ends up making food taste better I think, in the end.” These are the individuals, with “stamina and drive,” Barber candidly noted, who can withstand the intensity of a line.

“Any cook can thrive on a line. It’s the cooks that adapt well to when things go wrong. And the cooks that adapt well to getting five hours of sleep a night. These are the cooks you want on your line.”

If the dedication and drive required to work at Stone Barn isn’t clear, Barber drove home the point in response to a question about misconceptions newly minted chefs have about working at Stone Barn, especially as it is situated on a farm: “They have this idea that 50% of their time is going to be spent in the fields, picking vegetables.” That’s not actually how you will be spending your time. “They’re in the kitchen by 9:30 in the morning, and they generally leave about 1 in the morning. And that’s a solid five day a week schedule.”

So what’s that you were saying about wanting to become a chef?

Upcoming Food Talks include Food Network “Unwrapped” with Marc Summers and Robert Irvine on Apr 25; Food on the Tube: How TV Shapes the Way We Think About Food with Padma Lakshmi, Amanda Hesser, Kathleen Collins and Charlie Trotter on Jun 1; and Eat, Drink and Think Like...The Ancient Greeks on Jun 6.

» Follow us on imageFacebook and imageTwitter. Join our imageeNews




Posted in Humanities All topics of 92nd Street Y at 12:55pm | Email this item to a friend. Email This to a Friend | | Back to Main


Email this item to a friend. Email this item to a friend.
The email address(es) that you supply to use this service will only be used to send the requested item.


Highlights from the
92nd Street Y and 92YTribeca universe.
About 92nd Street Y
About 92YTribeca
Contact Us
Support Us

Sort By:
92nd Street Y Topics:
92nd Street Y News
The Arts
Humanities
Jewish Life
Family
Fitness
Interviews
Culture Klatsch
Podcasts
Tell Me Why
Shablog
92YTribeca Topics:
Music
Film
Theater
Comedy
Jewish Programs
Talks
Family Programs
Cafe
Tribeca Podcasts
Search 92Y Blog

Advanced Search
Archives
<   April 2014   >
s m t w t f s
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30

February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
Recent Entries
Welcome to Podium! Issue Ten
From the Poetry Center Archive: Clare Cavanagh on Wisława Szymborska
Harkness Dance Festival Brings Exciting News
4 Tips To Getting The Most Out Of Your Tea
Are You Coming To The School Of Music Open House?
Subscribe
RSS Feed
Mobile Version
Email

UJA Federation of New York

Contact Us | Privacy Statement | Policies | Site Map | Help | Press Resources
© 2008 92nd Street Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association
All Rights Reserved. Click here for directions
Web Accessibility and the 92nd Street Y