For the past several years, I’ve taken an enviable trip to the Starchefs International Chefs Congress. It’s kind of a ‘who’s who’ of chefs from all over the world. This year, the event carried a Spanish theme – featuring chefs including Quique Dacosta and Mario Sandoval. Being in their presence was inspiring enough, but we had the chance to partake in lectures about unique philosophies of food, revolutionary cooking techniques, and sustainability in the kitchen.

I took an amazing Gluten Free Flower Power class, and an Advanced Pasta class. Both of which saturated my mind with ideas for our Flatiron kitchen process, menu development and seasonal dishes.

With our burgeoning foodie culture right here in Davidson, I relish any chance to cultivate our team… better food comes out of our kitchen. And that means we bring even better food to your table.