Chef Cookie, as he’s known, wasn’t afraid to show up on social media with getting-to-know you specials, like this bold fusion dish: African peanut stew with wontons.
Cook is also getting in on the super healthy Mediterranean/Middle Eastern trend, making great use of za’atar and bright pickled accents.
Pierogi in action
And for another fearless fusion dish, Cook prepares these pierogi.
Korean barbecue pierogi
The Eastern European pierogi are stuffed with Korean barbecue.
Meringue made with berries has been on the menu, too.
Shrimp ceviche on toast is an elegant, zesty bite.
A chef’s teaching role
“Cooking with kids and knowing it’s OK to make a mess will have a big impact on them,” Cook says. “You may not feel that impact at the time, but later in life you’ll see it in what they want to do in life, wanting to garden and have fresh, healthy food.”