"100% passion. I don’t even look at resumes anymore. I think they’re misguided. I talk to them, ask them where they’ve been, 'What’s your favorite experience in a restaurant?' Where do they like to eat? Blah blah blah. All that stuff, but I can only really describe my journey with another person if I can connect with them and their passion. Otherwise, I don’t care where they’ve worked. It doesn’t matter to me. Really I have to feel it, and then I can teach them anything."
-Iron Chef and NYC restaurateur/chef Geoffrey Zakarian on what he looks for when hiring a young chef. [Food GPS]