Derek Flynn


Vice President, Culinary Production

What do you do on a daily basis?

I work with the culinary production team on equipment and staffing needs, purchasing issues, plan events, menus, staffing and decor. I also spend some time every day on billing and budget issues.

Who is your culinary icon?
Julia Child

What’s your favorite cookbook?
Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan

What dish or ingredient will we never catch you eating?
Blood sausage

What’s your favorite condiment?
Mayonnaise (yes, it does have to be homemade)

What’s the first dish you learned to make?
Animal pancakes

Sweet tooth, salty tooth or both?
Peanut butter and jam sandwich with potato chips, so both

What kitchen tool can’t you live without?

Box grater

What music do you like to listen to in the kitchen?

News

What’s your favorite food scene from a movie?
Sweeney Todd’s "The Worst Pies in London"

What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage?
Vodka martini

If you weren’t in food, what career would you have liked to have tried?

This week it’s landscape architecture

What’s your favorite “food city” to visit?

New York is the best