There is a benefit to getting a slab of bacon rather than pre-sliced. The biggest pro: you have the ability to control the thickness of the cut. Bacon can be used in a variety of dishes: crumbled, sliced or in lardons. It is complimented in a sandwich with the flavors of sourdough, apples and Dijon mustard, with grilled white cheddar cheese. Putting these ingredients together makes a basic sandwich with a flavorful twist.
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.