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The New Columbus Chefs – Angela Theado

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This week, Columbus Underground is taking a look at some of the amazing young talent in the kitchens of your favorite local restaurants.

Angela Theado is a passionately driven 28-year-old Columbus State graduate with a lot of experience in various kitchens in Columbus, including Bravo and the Elevator Brewing and Draught Haus. She can currently be found working in the kitchen at Alana’s Food and Wine. “Some girls buy shoes,” says Angela. “I on the other hand buy cookbooks and everything related.”

Name: Angela C. Theado
: 28
Training Experience
: Columbus State Community College
Kitchen Experience
: “I have worked for Bravo! (BDI), had a few lazy attempts at a catering career, the Elevator Brewing and Draught Haus, and a couple of other little kitchens around town.”
Current Job
: “I am currently working at Alana’s Food and Wine.”

Favorite Technique: Japanese
Favorite Style: French
Favorite Cuisine: Midwest Americana

Favorite dish to make: “I enjoy making just about any type of sauce, but I also love being challenged by new dishes.”

Favorite food to eat: “Any type of stone fruit and anything Mediterranean.”

Least favorite food: “My least favorite type of food to eat would be anything served on a buffet. I’m not saying that I never have eaten at a buffet, but I’ve never really enjoyed it. My least favorite foods to make would include blanching vegetables and cooking pasta.”

Favorite tool: “My fillet knife and tongs.”

Favorite cookbook: “My favorites include: The Food lover’s Companion, Culinary Artistry, anything by Pierre Gagnaire, Jean-George, Thomas Kellar, and Marcus Samuelsson just to name a few.”

Favorite Columbus restaurant: Kihachi.

Your Inspirational figures: “If you had asked me who my inspirational figures were 18 years ago I would have told you my two grandmas and Julia Child. As cliché as it sounds, it’s true. My biggest inspirations right now are the passionate chefs I work with currently.”

Your Dream Job: “Anything fusing culinary and argicultural pursuits would be a dream job!”

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