A bone-in pork chop is one of the more popular cuts of pork, and it is recommended to tie it with kitchen string to have a compact cut prior to cooking. Salt enhances the flavor of the pork. Grapeseed oil in a hot pan is best to sauté the pork because of its high smoke point. Allow the meat to sear properly in the pan before turning it and finish up in a 350 degree oven. Use the frying pan to create a pan sauce made with traditional flavors, or the flavors of your choice.
Determined to become a successful chef, Kevin worked part-time at various restaurants while carrying a full course load in school at the Art Institute of Atlanta. After graduating with honors, he went on to hold positions at several well-known Atlanta restaurants including Atlanta Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Two Urban Licks and Woodfire Grill. In 2006, he and his wife Callie moved out west to Portland, Oregon, where he worked as the Executive Sous Chef at Fife Restaurant. Missing friends and family, they returned to Atlanta last year and Kevin became the Executive Chef at Woodfire Grill, where he is also a partner. Hot wings are his favorite junk food, and the five ingredients he keeps on hand at all times are banyuls vinegar, smoked pork, espelette pepper, lemon oil and lard.