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  1. Adele Wells
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    Great articles about a great chef whom I have had the pleasure of knowing for many years!

  2. James M. Betts, M.D.
    James M. Betts, M.D. at | | Reply

    Not only an extraordinary chef and influence in the local, regional, and national culinary “scene”, Chef Matthias is a caring human being who has dedicated his expertise and persona to the betterment of humanity, especially children through his Pilot Light Chef’s Foundation. I had the pleasure of working alongside him, and the talented Trotter kitchen crew, as a self-invited “stosh” cook for more than a decade. Taking a week at a time, I’d travel to Chicago, park myself at a nearby B&B and trudge into the kitchen at 0600 to begin prep, peel potatoes, keep busy through the evening service, and participate in the kitchen and front-of-the-house clean-up after a busy, taxing, and most educational day of feeding all who entered for the special repas and experience that was Trotter’s in its heyday. Matthias has certainly continued to grow in so many ways, and I look forward to dining with him, and having the insightful conversations which have become a part of our friendship. Only wish I could attend Rick Bayless’ celebration of his 3 decades in Chicago.
    Jim Betts
    Oakland. Ca.

    1. bob.benenson@gmail.com
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      Dear Dr. Betts —

      Thank you for your very kind comment, I will be happy to pass it along to Matthias. We wish you were able to attend the Frontera event as well.

      Best wishes,

      Bob Benenson

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