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Episode 27

Cooking in Paradise

Executive Chef, Taylor Ponte, was named the youngest winner ever of the ‘Aipono Chef of the Year award. He provides Chef Rich and Justin a glimpse into what it's like running The Mill House Restaurant in Waikapu, Hawaii.


Be sure to follow Chef Rich and Justin on Twitter at @ChefRrupp and @jupehr.

Episode Notes

2:27 – Hawaii

4:08 – Chef Taylor Ponte and Mill House

5:57 – Fun Facts about Hawaii

11:25 – COVID-19

12:16 – Chef Taylor Ponte Joins the Show

15:50 – Being a Young Leader

18:06 – Learning Thomas Keller

22:44 – Kitchen Pet Peeves

27:28 – Developing Recipes

32:18 – Locally Sourced and Sustainable

39:56 – No job too big, no job too small

42:22 – Chef Life

46:00 – Chef’s Table

50:52 – Staff Progression

59:14 – Culinary Successes and Disasters

1:03:44 – Taylor’s Inspirational Quote