Training the Next Generation of Chef Competitors

September 11, 2016

As any good coach will tell you, training the next generation of competitors is as important as leading the teams in play. That’s one reason why Chef Chris Hastings devotes some of his time to serve on the ment’or Culinary Council and judge Young Chef competitions. The 2012 winner of the James Beard Best Chef: South award and co-owner of two restaurants in Birmingham, Alabama, Chef Hastings has plenty to keep him busy—but feels it is important to spend time creating awareness about the value of culinary competitions.

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