Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dinner @ Craft


Shane McBride
Chef de Cuisine, Craftsteak New York

Shane McBride grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida where he developed his cooking skills out of necessity. Though she tried, his mom'’s attempts in the kitchen were often unsuccessful and Shane would step in to save the meal. At age 19, he secured his first job in a professional kitchen at Narcissus in West Palm Beach, where he worked his way up from garde marger to sous chef. His first mentor, chef Todd Gent, helped instill Shane’'s career-long desire to constantly strive higher and seek out new challenges. This drive, along with knowledge of classic French cooking techniques and a love of simple, straightforward flavors, led McBride into a roster of the most prestigious restaurant kitchens in the country, including Aureole with chef Charlie Palmer, Lespinasse with chef Christian Delouvrier and now Craftsteak with chef/owner Tom Colicchio.