September 14, 2014 How to, Sailing, York River

Sailing with the Chef



Mike and Kate Cash of Kansas City enjoyed their honeymoon sailing on the York River. They are avid cooks and devotees of the Food Channel, where they follow acclaimed Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. By sheer luck, they were joined on board by Kathi and Chef Ron Gallo of JoJo Restaurant in New York. JoJo is one of 50 restaurants owned worldwide by Jean-Georges. Ron regaled us with stories. Why are chefs so temperamental? “They are under intense pressure every night. You only get that one chance to feed people that one meal.” Kathi added, “Every table is a deadline.” She works the front desk of another restaurant. Ron started years ago with Jean-Georges. “Everybody wants to work for him. Now that he’s a millionaire world figure, he’s still the same. He yells at me just like before,” he grinned. Despite all the crazy hours of working holidays and running a restaurant with 11 cooks, “I never missed any of my daughter’s school plays.”


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