Re-Creating Old Favorites

For Keltan Solorio, cooking is a family affair. The executive chef at Block 23 Restaurant and Patio – inside the Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown –...

Always On the Go

One Friday evening, Joel Bein, with a boyish grin that deserves to be trademarked, accepted the applause of a well-heeled audience at a charity...

A Career That’s in the Cards

Executive chef Christine Dowd of Aunt Pittypat’s Catering has major street cred when it comes to the food scene in Oklahoma City. Taking her well-earned...

Teacher and Student

A few months ago, in the dead of winter, executive chef Kevin Snell took some of the staff of Amelia’s restaurant to Joe’s Farm...

Queen of Confection

When chef Allison Dake of Brown Egg Bakery in Oklahoma City veered off her 21-year run in fine dining to focus on baking and...

A Graceful Balancing Act

His tale is mesmerizing … idyllic. “I grew up in Manitou Springs, Colorado, right by Pikes Peak, but my best memories are summers at my...

A Global Creator

Many chefs acquire a passion for food early in life. Jamie Bissonnette seemed to be born with it. Perhaps his earliest memory is of climbing...

A Village Mindset

Through a tiny door near Elgin Street, past a bar area full of people waiting for a table, past the open kitchen where chefs...

Small Plates in the Plaza

During her time in college, Shelby Sieg felt uninspired. Working toward a degree she had little interest in, she surprised herself when someone asked...

Putting It All into the Bin

When you’re far from home, tiny memories become precious. “My whole house looks like a jungle,” says Raqaun Bennett, executive chef at Bin 35 in...
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