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    Jeff - Top Chef: New York

    Jeff

    AGE: 30

    HOMETOWN: Niceville, FL

    RESIDES IN: Miami, FL

    POSITION: Chef de Cuisine, the DiLido Beach Club

    CULINARY EDUCATION: Johnson & Wales University

    FAVORITE SIMPLE RECIPE: For summer: Melon sorbet salad

    BIO: Jeff got his culinary start at age 15 by cleaning local fish while working on Florida fishing boats and a year later began peeling shrimp, cleaning squid and cutting fish for The Marina Café. Jeff embarked on his professional career as a Sous Chef at Atlanticville Restaurant and Café outside of Charleston, South Carolina while attending school at Johnson & Wales University. He went on to hone his culinary skills as a Sous Chef in San Francisco at Azie, an upscale Asian fusion restaurant, and later served as a Sous Chef at the Five Star Orient Express resort in Virginia where he expanded on his knowledge of French and American cuisines. Returning to his native Florida, Jeff worked directly under Chef Norman Van Aken and then joined The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach culinary team. He currently serves as Chef de Cuisine of The DiLido Beach Club. His recent sabbaticals include traveling to North Africa, Turkey, Italy, and the Greek Isles to discover new techniques which he uses daily at home with Florida ingredients.




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    Re: Jeff - Top Chef: New York

    Am I the only one that reads the name of his restaurant as something possibly "adult" in nature?

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    Re: Jeff - Top Chef: New York

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleMom;3223009;
    Am I the only one that reads the name of his restaurant as something possibly "adult" in nature?
    I'm not sure why it should, TurtleMom. It means the Lido in Italian. The Lido is a sandbar in the Adriatic off of Venice and I very popular tourist spot with its sandy beaches. It's also a famous cabaret in France and is a resort name in several other places include somewhere in Florida. That's what I thought of firest when I read the name.
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    Re: Jeff - Top Chef: New York

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleMom;3223009;
    Am I the only one that reads the name of his restaurant as something possibly "adult" in nature?

    I did too.

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    Re: Jeff - Top Chef: New York

    Make that 3 of us...

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    Re: Jeff - Top Chef: New York

    LOL...4 of us. I had to rewind and slow it down a bit, then read it again.

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    Re: Jeff - Top Chef: New York

    Quote Originally Posted by Florimel;3223222;
    I'm not sure why it should, TurtleMom. It means the Lido in Italian. The Lido is a sandbar in the Adriatic off of Venice and I very popular tourist spot with its sandy beaches. It's also a famous cabaret in France and is a resort name in several other places include somewhere in Florida. That's what I thought of firest when I read the name.
    Make that 5!

    Florimel, try reading the name of the restaurant without an extra vowel.
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    Re: Jeff - Top Chef: New York

    LOL....but remember to put the vowel back once you get it. Many people wouldn't want to eat there without it

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    Re: Jeff - Top Chef: New York

    Quote Originally Posted by Kocky_Kamikaze;3224334;
    Make that 5!

    Florimel, try reading the name of the restaurant without an extra vowel.
    Oh, I knew what the everyone was thinking; it just didn't occur to me when I read it.
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    Re: Jeff - Top Chef: New York

    I bet he is going to be one to watch. He has an impressive resume.

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