Cafe Society

Part two: Chef and Tell with Corey Cunningham from Baur's

This is part two of Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Corey Cunningham, exec chef of Baur's. To read part one of Corey's interview, click here.

Proudest moment as a chef: When I graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. I'd been cooking for six or seven years before I went to culinary school, and for me, it was an all-or-nothing proposition: If I didn't get accepted into CIA, then I wasn't going to culinary school at all. I only wanted to go CIA, and when I got in, I was only nineteen. My career path was chosen, and I'd achieved something that at one point seemed impossible.

Favorite music to cook by: I like to cook to heavier music or anything that's upbeat, because it keeps me in tempo while cooking. I really like listening to Metallica. But mainly, I'll just throw on the radio and listen to 93.3 KTCL or 106.7 KBPI. I do shut off the radio during service, just so we can all hear each other. My staff needs to hear me, and I need to hear them.

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Lori Midson
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