This is part two of Lori Midson's Q&A with Justin Brunson, chef/owner of Masterpiece Delicatessen. To read part one of that interview, click here.
Greatest accomplishment as a chef: Becoming a restaurateur. You work so many years in the trenches to get to that point, and I got the chance to become a restaurateur at a really young age: 27. It means a lot to me to work for myself and my partners. I've never been a big fan of being told what to do by others. At the same time, it's super-cool to create jobs for some awesome people, and to be a part of a kick-ass neighborhood. I also get a strong sense of accomplishment when I do charity functions. It's very cool to have a following of people who want to come to our events, spend money to support the charity, eat our food and appreciate our efforts.