Posts Tagged ‘chefs’

Feature in Sacramento Magazine

Well, they decided to put my ugly mug in Sacramento Magazine. They wouldn’t have done it unless we had the best meat on the planet! Preferred is proud to serve SacTown and I’m proud to be able to supply my chef clients with some of the best meat money can buy! Read the article here!


When in Honolulu- make sure you go the Wong way

Being in Honolulu on business has its perks, driving in Honolulu is a different story, and I was about to take a Wong turn that turned out so right. Okay, enough of the play on words- as I entered Alan Wong’s, one of America’s Top 50 Restaurants and the namesake of one of the fathers of New Hawaiian Cuisine, I was about to embark on a dining experience that I had been anticipating for a long time. (It’ funny that the cooks actually wear caps that say ‘The Wong Way’ on them)

Right off the bat I must say that a cliché really was reality……READ ON


Another Michelin Star in Yountville

What does Yountville population circa 4000 have in common with NYC circa 10,000,000? The largest concentration per city block of Michelin stars anywhere in the country. This town of around 4000 is the culinary epicenter of the Napa Valley and boasts the only 3 star restaurant on the West Coast, The French Laundry. Right down the street is Yountville’s latest starred chef in Richard Reddington and his restaurant REDD. We were able to sit down together and he told me his story.

Hawaii- Where Business & Pleasure Coexist

My boss, Bala Kironde, and I traveled to Hawaii recently to meet with Chefs, taste product, and establish our presence as purveyors of fine breed specific Farm to Table meats. Hey, it was a tough job but somebody had to do it!    READ ABOUT IT HERE

BK & JP_Maui

MANTA delivers cuisine worthy of the scenery…

In the Manua Kea Beach Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii is a restaurant that almost upstages the palm lined lava flows and pristine beaches that end in the blue glassy Pacific waters. That restaurant is MANTA, named after the rays that swim right up to the beach, and the Chef is George Gomes. Chef Gomes cut his culinary teeth in the midst of the emergence of New Hawaiian cuisine pioneered by the likes of Alan Wong and Roy Yamaguchi. The meal we had at MANTA rivaled some of the finest we’d had anywhere with a focus on local seafood and island produce.  You can read about our meal HERE.


Chef Gomes @ MANTA_logo-600

The KOHO 101.1 FM Interview- Premium Sustainably Raised Meats

Hear excerpts from a radio interview I had while doing a meat education session at The Sleeping Lady mountain retreat in Leavenworth, WA. -these business trips are proving to be quite YUMMY!                                          



If you ever make it to Leavenworth a stay at The Sleeping Lady is a must!


A Michelin Starred Chef Shares His Thoughts

I was excited to get to sit down with Chef Christopher Kostow at the Meadowood Resort and get his story. Here’s the interview.