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Q&A with Executive Chef Billy Connolly

Favorite dish to cook at home:

Chili & Tacos


Kitchen tool you can’t live without:



Favorite ingredient to cook with and why:

Salt & Pepper… simple but so much flavor


What is your comfort food?

Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Creamed Corn
Who was your greatest cooking influence?

My first Chef Aud Tagrod


What is in your refrigerator at home?

LOTS of milk….2 gallons at all times, bacon, homemade soup and Pepsi


What advice would you give to an aspiring chef? 

Do it because you love it


What do you like to do when you’re not cooking?

Restore cars, play the guitar & paint


Does your wife ever cook for you? 

Yes she cooks the food I like to eat!


Is there anything that you cook that is guaranteed to get you out of the doghouse?

Clam Chowder or Lobster Bisque

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