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JT is Head Chef at Troop

JT is Head Chef at Troop

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This week we're joined by JT (Jason Timothy) for a conversation about love for food, the importance of the dinner table, and cultivating creativity in the kitchen. JT is co-owner and head chef at Troop - an elevated street casual restaurant that has its roots in street food from around the world.

Topics include food as a shared experience, the old and new school kitchen environment, learning through failure, and empowering your staff to take risks.

Show Notes

  • The dinner table as a symbol of family and bonding
  • Learning to let people help you
  • The most important culinary lesson: don't cut your fingers off
  • Cultivating creativity in the kitchen
  • Babka: the friendlier swear word
  • You're going to fail, so you might as well do it and learn from it
  • Ups and downs of the Yelp mentality
  • Being community oriented
  • And for real though, go get brunch there and order The Pinnacle. It's really damn good.


Big thanks to NGHTSWM for the use of their song, Fiji, on this show.

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