Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Meet the All Stars - Richard Blais

Like Marcel, Richard brought molecular gastronomy (and banana scallops!) back to the forefront of Top Chef discourse. Oh, and he had a faux-hawk. Although he made it all the way to the Puerto Rico finale, he lost the title to the show's first female winner, Stephanie Izard.

Richard, a finalist on Top Chef: Chicago, is known for his innovative and personal take on classical cuisine and has studied under luminaries such as Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud and Ferran Adria. In 2004, Richard founded his creative culinary company, Trail Blais, which has consulted on, designed and operated three and four star restaurants in Atlanta. Currently, Richard owns and operates Flip Burger Boutique, a four-star eatery redefining the iconic America burger experience, with multiple locations in Atlanta, Birmingham, and soon, Washington, DC. Richard believes cooking is an art and food is meant to stimulate on many levels. He incorporates global ingredients, modern cooking methods, wit and a sense of humor to all of his food. A native New Yorker, he currently resides in Atlanta with his wife Jazmin and daughter, Riley.


Anonymous said...

I just want to say that I have become a big fan of Chef Richard Blais. I really hopes he wins top chef all stars because to my judgement he is the chef who deserves it the most. He is complete, fresh and you can tell right away that cooking is his passion :) I wish I lived in san francisco!

theminx said...

Chef Blais currently lives in Atlanta.