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Julian Baker

Le Zoo

A graduate of Castle Culinary School in the U.K., Chef Baker has more than two decades of experience ranging from Michelin Starred kitchens in England to New York City’s Upper West side. He has been in South Florida for nearly a decade where he most notably launched Toscana Divino in Mary Brickell Village.

More about Julian Baker

What is your ultimate comfort food?: Wow I could write a menu the size of the yellow pages with this question. Anything braised or a good fish & chips would be where I start though. If you weren't a chef, what would you be?: One of three things, James Bond, Formula one race car driver, or a designer of women's shoe's..... Theres a reason for each :)) What three things are always in your pantry?: Pasta, Olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano. With these three things you have a meal If you could cook with anyone in the world, who would it be?: Theres many people, if I could cook again with my first chef Adrian Machin from home with the knowledge I have today would be amazing, he passed recently and I find myself reminiscing a lot recently through food we used to cook together, this applies also for my grandmother, been away from England for so many years there comes a time when these things matter. Of course there are many known chefs too, I love the appreciation for product Eric Ripet has, his simplicity and concentration of flavors, plus I like to cook fish too. From the celebrity world I m a big Manchester United fan and I understand David Beckham loves Italian food, a nice chat over a pappardelle Bolognese with a good Sassiacaia would be fun, big portions and a few bottles I see that been a long conversation.