How to Find Inspiration for Your Menu in Unexpected Places

Farmingdale, New York

I often get asked—as I’m sure you do as a chef—where I find my inspiration for creativity. What sparks that desire to create a new dish, and why?

I think about dishes differently than I did years ago. It used to be a place for me to create what I wanted to share, what was exciting me and made me smile. But now I create with the intent of educating my staff, while making my...