A few years ago I had the opportunity to work with a very talented and passionate pantry cook named Nicolette.Â She left not long after I started to attend culinary school.Â I advised against it.Â She has since graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and become an accomplished pastry chef.Â I asked her to […]
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David Hayden was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He took his first serving job in 1996. Since that time, he has worked for over a dozen different restaurant companies. He has held both hourly and salaried positions at independent and corporate restaurants. He has waited on over 100,000 guests and trained hundreds of servers. He has been named "Best Server in Kansas City" the last three years by the local weekly paper.