Mon, 5 June 2023
David Viana is head chef and partner at Heirloom Restaurant Group in New Jersey. David began his career by attending law school in hopes of becoming an attorney. After 6 months in law school, he left because he was unhappy, and enrolled in culinary school. He worked at many well-established fine dining restaurants and eventually joined Heirloom in 2017. Heirloom now consists of a restaurant and a cooking school simultaneously. Many things about Heirloom are brand new in terms of business models and culture. David was also featured on Top Chef!
Check out episode 371 with Jock O'Sullivan as mentioned in today's episode.
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