Cooking On the Line...from Food Lover to Professional Line Cook, is a unique, behind the scenes, ground level, cook's-eye-view of the professional restaurant kitchen and it's Superstar Chefs. You will feel the heat, the pressure, and the intensity of cooking at the highest level. With formal training, Wayne Cohen pursues his passion for food, changes careers in mid life, and becomes part of the legendary, hyper-competitive restaurant industry. Armed only with a love for food and a decent chef's knife, Wayne manages to talk his way into a restaurant kitchen, eventually becoming a line cook at award winning, multi-starred restaurants including; Michael Jordan's one sixtyblue, Chef Tony Priolo's Piccolo Sog, and TV's MasterChef's Graham Elliot Bowles' restaurant Graham Elliot. Cooking On the Line is told from the unique viewpoint of a line cook, the guy who is really cooking your food. It reveals the experience of what it feels like to be immersed in all things food and the techniques of restaurant cooking, while dealing with the intense pressure of the moment, and personal relationships that come with the job. Cohen's detailed narrative about his experience as a line cook and his reflections of the restaurant industry offer a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective. Filled with delicious recipes throughout the book and a table chapter detailing how to become a professional cook, COOKING ON THE LINE... from Food Lover to Professional Line Cook, is a must-read for all lovers of food.
Wayne Cohen was born in Chicago, and has been a lover of food most of his life. He started cooking at thirteen. Over a span of time, University degree and a career in business, Wayne's passion for food leads him to change careers, to become both a professional cook and one time chef. Wayne still lives and is a professional Line Cook in Chicago.