Facebook Brings Chefs Closer Together

We dedicate a lot of our time to obsessing over the restaurant industry’s heavy hitters: Gordo, Mario, Fabio. But what about the bright young things who slave away in the shadows of the line? No doubt many of them will be destined for big things, and surely they’re dreaming of the days when they’ll have an empire and a single moniker ending in "o." So who’s keeping an eye on them? After hours of prowling around Facebook, we can now enthusiastically assert that we are. We combed through the social-networking site, finding dozens of profiles and pulling the most useful for your reference. Who’s the sous-chef with a dislike of olives and fake tits? Which pastry extern is friends with New York’s Sexiest Chef? And why are so many Per Se–ers on the site? Does Thomas Keller make it a staff requirement or something? –Alexandra Vallis


keller’s crew






Name
Age
Restaurant
Stated Occupation
At a Glance





Lili Myers 
N/A
Bouchon Bakery
Pastry Chef
Supports Hillary and the Mets.



Thomas Sellers 
20
Per Se
Chef de Partie
The youngest member of the Per Se Facebook crew.



John Adler 
26
Per Se
Chef de Partie
Recruits for the Foundation for the Protection of Swedish Underwear Models.



Shaun Mccrain 
32
Per Se
Executive Sous-chef
Food IQ is 152.



Shaun ‘badger’ Dickens 
NA
Per Se
Chef de Partie
Just started in September but has already friended the whole Per Se crew.



Batali’s Boys





 
Name
Age
Restaurant
Stated Occupation
At a Glance





Gregg Drusinsky 
26
Casa Mono
Chef
Describes his job as "Italian Food, Spanish Food, Dog Food."



Barry Frish 
23
Esca
Middle?
"I’m a Jew and everyone knows it."



Sarah Blair 
24
Lupa
Chef
Dines with her "Biffies" at spots like Kampuchea Noodle Bar.



Kings of Their Kitchens





 
Name
Age
Restaurant
Stated Occupation
At a Glance





Daniel Levy 
35
Aix
Executive Chef
Friended Andrea Strong on 11/30. Conflict of interest?



Damien Cassart 
25
Alain Ducasse
Chef Patissier
Nickname: Le Compte de Trassac.



Middlemen





 
Name
Age
Restaurant
Stated Occupation
At a Glance





Gary King 
NA
Craft
Chef de Partie
Group membership includes Facebook’s Hottest Chefs.



Dan Dilworth
24
Gramercy Tavern
Chef Tournant
Has a weakness for Dan Brown.



Jason Heiselman 
23
Jane
Sous-chef
Known to sneak forties into movies.



Maycoll Calderon 
24
Jean Georges
Chef
Photo albums indicate he gets as excited about trips to Stone Barns as he does to Six Flags.



Christina Pensa 
24
Kuma Inn
Chef
Is Facebook friends with Per Se chef de partie John Adler.



Michael Gibney 
24
Olea Mediterranean Taverna
Sous-chef
Michael dislikes olives as much as "people with fake tits."



Serge Grinholz 
28
Park Avenue Autumn
Chef
He has also been making omelettes for Eli’s since October. Moonlighter!



Romantics





 
Name
Age
Restaurant
Stated Occupation
At a Glance





Bailey McAvenia 
22
DB Bistro Moderne
Chef
Likes cuddling and citrus fruits.



John Lawson 
25
Gordon Ramsay
Sous-chef
In a relationship with sommelier Louisa Smith!



Steve Mendoza 
N/A
Morimoto
Chef
Steve has only one friend, but he likes biographies and porn!



Courtney Dougherty 
23
Eleven Madison Park
Assistant Pastry Chef
Words of wisdom: "PRACTICE SAFE EATING, USE CONDIMENTS!!!"



Just Desserts





 
Name
Age
Restaurant
Stated Occupation
At a Glance





Marisa Croce 
31
B.R. Guest
Pastry Chef
Part of that elite cadre of people who know all the words to "Bust a Move."



Johnny Iuzzini
33
Jean Georges
Pastry Chef
Doesn’t look as tough noshing at a picnic table as he does kneeling by a motorcycle.



Jerome Chang 
31
Dessert Truck
Chef/Owner
Has an admirer: "I stopped by the truck today after I heard such great reviews from my friends. The desserts are so yummy and so are you!! =)"



Sylvia Ng 
23
Gramercy Tavern
Pastry Chef de Partie
Sylvia’s relationship status is "complicated," but she’s "looking for random play."



Robert C. Rohl Jr. 
24
Otto
Assistant Pastry Chef
Not ashamed of his fondness for "emo stuff for 16 year old girls" like Fall Out Boy.



Fabio Nazzari 
22
San Domenico
Pastry Chef
Friended everyone he could find with the same last name.



Young Ah Kang 
25
The Modern
Chef de Partie
Loves Ratatouille; wants to see Enchanted and Bee Movie.



Maria Jo 
38
Nobu
Pastry Sous-chef
Left a finance job in Guatemala for a life in pastry.



The Scullions





 
Name
Age
Restaurant
Stated Occupation
At a Glance





Andy Choi 
N/A
Bouley
Line Cook
Has a fondness for "chasing skirts" and "nutsacks."



Keith Garabedian 
23
Craftbar
Line Cook
Favorite quote: "’What if the sauce breaks?’ ‘What do you mean if the sauce breaks? If the sauce breaks you’re a fucking cunt!’ -Chef Donovan Cook"



John A. Hall 
26
Gramercy Tavern
Cook in Training
Quotes Redman: "DON’T BE SCARED ITS JUST PUSSY!"



Blake Abene
23
Jean Georges
Pastry Extern
Is Facebook friends with his sexy boss Johnny Zs.



Matt Hine 
22
Nougatine
Line Cook
"vicadin, marijuana, and cocaine: helping New York chefs deal with the pressure of running the country’s best restaurants for over 100 years."



Just Pretty





 
Name
Age
Restaurant
Stated Occupation
At a Glance





Marcus Jernmark 
N/A
Consulate General of Sweden
Chef
Doesn’t really fit with this list, but he’s really hot.