We asked kitchen staffs throughout the city to tell us (anonymously) what they do besides cook. Note: beverages are involved
One-fourth of the pros said that when they aren’t eating their own grub, they love to slurp ramen noodles.
Chefs’ extracurricular activities include rock climbing, scuba diving, and motorcycles.
Does a Body Good
Favorite workout (other than sweating over a grill)? Cycling.
That’s the measly percentage of chefs who wake up before 9 a.m. So who’s cooking breakfast?
Intoxicant of choice in order of preference:
The venues vary, but most cooks said they head to Koreatown after work. Wolfgang Puck, karaoke star?
Some of the city’s less “extreme” culinarians shared that book collecting, video games, and watching Pawn Stars were among their passions.
They Grow Their Own
…veggies, that is. Farming and gardening ranked high (ahem) among pastimes.
Illustrations by Ed Fotherington