Joe Dobias on the ‘Cheffing Game’

Dobias. Photo: Courtesy of JoeDoe

“Amazing stuff happened in the late 90s when chefs started going back and running their own kitchens, but that’s gone. Chefs my age are opening three, four, five places within months of their first one. The cheffing game is about ego — you do it because you want to be in control and put your name on the menu. But I don’t know how many menus you can put your name on when you’ve never touched a pan in the kitchen.” —Joe Dobias, chef-owner of the forthcoming Joe & Mrs. Doe in the former JoeDoe space, says some of his peers are spreading themselves too thin. [Fork in the Road/VV]