lilchefdeebo Profile - (16270585)

cook's profile


Home Town: Sebewaing, Michigan, USA
Living In: Honor, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2010
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
About this Cook
I currently work as the Sous Chef at Interlochen Center for the Arts. I have a BA in Hospitality Business from Michigan State University and have been working in the f&b industry for over ten years.
My favorite things to cook
I love to experiment with different types of ethnic cuisines. A few of my favorites are Latin, Mediterranean, and Pan Asian. I'm most comfortable working with Latin flavors.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Seafood Nachos, Kraut Busters (family secret), homemade pizza, venison.
My cooking triumphs
Kitchen Manager at Arcadia Bluffs GC for 2 seasons. Sous Chef at Interlochen Center for the Arts, currently.
My cooking tragedies
Like many cooks/chefs I've learned from countless mistakes. Part of becoming a great cook/chef is learning from your mistakes and doing your best to never repeat them. Cuts and burns leave scars that show our dedication.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Paella I
All in all this is a good recipe, although, I agree with MIAX. Arborio is definitely the wrong choice. It has too high of a starch content. Regular long grain white rice does a fine job, just be sure to adjust temperature and time, as it is not as dense as arborio.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 28, 2012
Mujaddara Arabic Lentil Rice
Spot on recipe. Tasted exactly like the authentic dish I've had countless time. I do believe I did add a bit more cumin.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2011
We used this recipe at the boarding school that I work for and the 500+ students and staff absolutely loved it.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2011

In Season

Back To School Already?
Back To School Already?

Hard to believe, but many kids will be back in school at the end of the month. Get ready.

Cauliflower Recipes
Cauliflower Recipes

You won't believe all the things you can do with cauliflower. It's a great low-carb option.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States