# Norman Van Aken

The founder of East-West cooking shares his kitchen inspiration
From St. Lucia to 'Top Chef', and beyond, find out how this culinary great became the chef and restaurateur she is today
Find out why this certified master chef has been, and continues to be, at the top of the culinary world
This cocktail wizard has had a fascinating life
Lee is the chef and owner of Louisville’s 610 Magnolia
This California-born chef has one impressive résumé

Barbara Fairchild joined Bon Appétit in 1978.

Buying that first chef's knife was an acknowledgement that the author had accepted the life of a chef

D'Amato was named Best Chef Midwest by the James Beard Foundation in 1996, and was one of a dozen chefs Julia Child asked to cook her 80th birthday dinner in 1992.

Linton Hopkins is chef/owner at Atlanta's Holeman & Finch and Restaurant Eugene.