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Chika Tillman, Chef/Owner

Where were you born?
Japan

What is your culinary education?
French Culinary Institute

Which restaurants have you worked in?
Gramercy Tavern, Dining Room/Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, Seegers,
Bid Restaurant

What has been your most important professional experience?
Eating and drinking around the world

Who were your greatest influences?
Guenter Seeger, Tom Colicchio

What do you want to eat after working for 14 hours?
Burger and sushi

What do you do on your day off?
Attend ballet theater performances

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Don Tillman, Owner/General Manager/Sommelier

Where were you born?
Hershey, Pennsylvania

What is your culinary education?
The Chika Culinary Institute (in other words, being Chika's dining companion the world over)

Which restaurants have you worked in?
Prime, Tom Tom, Tavern at Phipps

What has been your most important professional experience?
The realization that not only food, but indelible memories as well, are being served.

Who were your greatest influences?
John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong

What do you want to eat after working for 14 hours?
The olives at the bottom of my martini glass

What do you do on your day off?
Play saxophone at the Union Square Market 

 
 

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