Reinventing The Krebs with Food, Service, and Philanthropy

November 16, 2015

These days, Austin Johnson can be found on the golf course, water skiing, or riding a snowmobile during his free time as executive chef of The Krebs Restaurant in Skaneateles, New York. Otherwise, life isn’t all that different from when he clocked hours alongside Daniel Humm, the 2012 James Beard: Outstanding Chef, at three-Michelin star Eleven Madison Park, and spent more than two years at Humm’s NoMad in two of New York City’s most famed culinary locales.

Professionalism is still key. Johnson asks his staff to be clean-shaven, flawlessly put together, and punctual. “It’s not your average kitchen,” says Johnson,…