TASTE MAKER /
Joe Heppe, Head chef I.D. Delafield
Are there any food trends that you wish would just end
Most food trends are irrelevant. Just because kale isn’t the “hot
vegetable” doesn’t mean I will stop using it.
Best meal you ever had?
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare.
What job really kick-started your career?
Working with Gracious events and (at) Bjonda as an executive chef
for the first time.
Best piece of advice you’ve received from another chef?
“When someone asks you what your favorite ingredient is, don’t be
fancy. The answer is always salt.” Executive chef Mike Wolf of
Nstars (Restaurant Group) told me this, and I’ll never forgot it.
What food is your guilty pleasure?
Ranch dressing or anything dipped in ranch!