Jill Novatt

Photo by: Armando Rafael

Armando Rafael

Vice President of Culinary Production 

What do you do on a daily basis?
Think about food all day long

Who is your culinary icon?
Chairman Kaga

Who is your favorite food TV personality, past or present?

Remy from Ratatouille

What’s your favorite cookbook?
My Roslyn School fundraiser cookbook. It was one of the first I ever owned — my mom put it together, and I still have it.

What dish or ingredient will we never catch you eating?
Canned tuna. I don't even allow people around me to eat it.

What’s your favorite condiment?
Cholula hot sauce

What’s the first dish you learned to make?
Homemade pasta with my grandma

Sweet tooth, salty tooth or both?
Both

What kitchen tool can’t you live without?
Dishwasher

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

What’s your favorite food scene from a movie?

The scene in Big where Tom Hanks eats the caviar and baby corn

What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage?

Why pick one?

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

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

New Orleans

Keep Reading

On TV

The Pioneer Woman

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Farmhouse Rules

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Farmhouse Rules

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Farmhouse Rules

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The Pioneer Woman

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Chopped

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Cooks vs. Cons

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Cooks vs. Cons

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