KITCHIT: WHAT IS THE ONE KITCHEN TOOL (OTHER THAN A GOOD CHEF'S KNIFE) THAT YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?
JOEY SANTOS: A good knife sharpener...;-) A food processor. And my Sous Chef!!
WHERE CAN YOU BE FOUND/WHAT ARE YOU DOING ON YOUR DAYS OFF?
Hiking and swimming in the ocean at Pirates Cove in malibu.....cooking for friends at home.
DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL DINNER PARTY OR EVENT:
A sit-down dinner with 5 courses...cocktails, candles, great music, great conversations filled with laughter.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING A CHEF?
Creating food and atmosphere that delight.
WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE DISH?
Paella Valencia, Southern Fried Chicken
DESCRIBE YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MEAL:
A 10 course mediterrannean feast consisting of grilled octopus, fish, lamb, vegetables, dips and pita served on the beach in Mykonos.
MY CULINARY IDOL OR ROLE MODEL IS:
Ina Garten, Bobby Flay
I KNEW THAT I WANTED TO BE A CHEF WHEN:
I realized how many memories are built around food and the kitchen.
MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT IS:
The Ivy in London.
THE FIRST DISH I EVER LEARNED TO COOK WAS:
Spaghetti & Meatblls....Fried Calamari
MY BEVERAGE OF CHOICE IS:
FIVE INGREDIENTS I ALWAYS HAVE ON HAND ARE:
kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, fresh cilantro, fresh lemons & limes
MY IDEA OF COMFORT FOOD IS:
MY FAVORITE FOOD CITY IS:
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE YOUR NEXT VACATION?
South of France
MY "GUILTY PLEASURE" FOOD IS:
WHEN I'M AT HOME AND COOKING JUST FOR MYSELF, I MAKE:
grilled protein, salad, veggies.
MY FAVORITE PERSON/PEOPLE TO COOK FOR IS/ARE:
MY FAVORITE SEASON FOR COOKING
MY FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR IS:
WHAT IS ONE FOOD OR DISH THAT YOU WOULD HAPPILY EAT EVERY SINGLE DAY?
THE DISH THAT MY MOTHER/GRANDMOTHER WILL ALWAYS MAKE BEST IS:
TWO EGGS "MY WAY" ARE:
scrambled w/cheese & chives
MY FAVORITE OCCASSION
It's always an occasion for me, whether it's a dinner for two, a BBQ for 10, a sit-down for 20, or a picnic on the beach! When it involves food, fun, friends, family, and creating good memories, it should be an occassion filled with the best of all of the above.