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After Hours

We asked kitchen staffs throughout the city to tell us (anonymously) what they do besides cook. Note: beverages are involved

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25%
One-fourth of the pros said that when they aren’t eating their own grub, they love to slurp ramen noodles. 

 

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Risky Business
Chefs’ extracurricular activities include rock climbing, scuba diving, and motorcycles.

 

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Does a Body Good
Favorite workout (other than sweating over a grill)? Cycling.

 

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38%
That’s the measly percentage of chefs who wake up before 9 a.m. So who’s cooking breakfast? 

 

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Cheers! 
Intoxicant of choice in order of preference:
Beer
Bourbon
Wine
Gin
“Other”

 

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Seoul Food
The venues vary, but most cooks said they head to Koreatown after work. Wolfgang Puck, karaoke star? 

 

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#Nerdalert
Some of the city’s less “extreme” culinarians shared that book collecting, video games, and watching Pawn Stars were among their passions.

 

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They Grow Their Own
…veggies, that is. Farming and gardening ranked high (ahem) among pastimes. 

 

Illustrations by Ed Fotherington

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