What Makes a Great Chef

Combine equal parts imagination and training. Add a heaping dash of talent. Top it off with the ability to stand over a hot stove for hours. And don't forget a passion for food. Join Neal Conan and some masters of the kitchen to discuss the ingredients that go into making a great chef.


Eric Ripert
*Chef and Owner of Le Bernardin in New York
*Named James Beard Outstanding Chef of the Year for 2003

Ming Tsai
*Chef and owner of the restaurant Blue Ginger in Wellesley, Mass.
*His show, East Meets West, on The Food Channel, won an Emmy Award in 1998
*Hosts a new cooking show on Public Television called Simply Ming

Michael Batterberry
*Founding editor/publisher, Food Arts magazine
*Host on the Public Television former series "Rising Star Chefs"

Suzanne Goin
*Chef and co-owner of A.O.C. and Lucques (Luke) in Los Angeles

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