Behind the Line: An Interview with Latitudes' Executive Chef and Top Chef Contestant Ron Duprat
Chef Ron Duprat poses with Michelle Bernstein.
These past few days have probably been tough for Ron Duprat, executive chef at Hollywood Beach Marriott's Latitudes Beach Cafe, former Top Chef contestant, and Black Culinarian Alliance chairperson, now that his homeland is a mess of rubble. But images from his childhood still give him comfort and serve as constant inspiration. "Some of my earliest memories are of cooking alongside my grandmother in Haiti," he recalled in a press release. "The unique tastes, smells and feelings created alongside my grandmother are things that cannot be taught in a sterile classroom... Food is not only designed to nourish us, but [also to] serve as lifelong memories."
NT: What was your most embarrassing cooking-related moment?
Michy's: short ribs, bread pudding
Steak 954: scallops, ragu beef
Asia de Cuba: EVERYTHING
D. Rodriguez: EVERYTHING (Editor's note: Chef Doug Rodriguez is behind OLA Miami and D. Rodriguez Cuba)
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