A Taste of Dawn RADIO Episode 4

We are at a pivotal point in time where there are so many potential positives amidst the insanity. Equality, the evolution of foods, wines, the openness to a world waiting for us to explore it … Today I invited a Chef I utterly admire for his creativity and willingness to utilize all of the senses, Chef Andrés Dangond. The premise of the show is sugar and creativity.

EPISODE 4 – Thursday, 1/24/13


Andrés Dangond


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Andrés Dangond graduated as an ‘Honorary Student’ from Le Cordon Bleu and has been working in the restaurant industry since he was 14 years old. Over the years, Andrés has learned from some of the best chefs in the world, training in Colombia, Spain and the US. He remembers his apprenticeship under Grant Achatz at ‘Alinea‘ and Laurent Gras at ‘L20‘ as two of the most influential and inspirational experiences for him in his career and life.

Steak and banana caviar: Arepa with steak and banana

Canelazo Air

Chorizo Crunch




2nd GUESTS – Chef + Exec Producer, Jimmy MacMillan & Chef Thomas Raquel

Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition with Chef Jimmy MacMillan and Chef Thomas Raquel. The competition is one where the very best pastry chefs come together to create something utterly divine. The competition is intense, fair, challenging, and pushes each participant to go farther than they ever imagined.

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Below is the link to the Emmy Award winning web series – Episode 1: Season 2



Chef Thomas Raquel – Acadia

Chef + Executive Producer of CRPC, Jimmy MacMillan


Chef Thomas Raquel

Chef Thomas Raquel


Chef Phillip Speer – Uchi

Chef Melissa Coppel – Jean-Marie Auboine

Chef Chris Ford – Four Seasons


NOTES* – The strength of the show itself in having the best of the best competing for the title while pushing themselves to explore the true nature of their culinary skills is why this is one of the best competitions out there. The animosity quietly looming in the air and the challenges to see what they will use as ingredients makes for great “TV”


Chef Speer choosing: Blueberry Puree Nibs

Melissa choosing her first ingredient: Mexican Vanilla



3rd Guest is Writer | Director | Actress, LARISSE WISE


Larissa is starring in a play she’s written and directs, called “LOVESICK” – enjoy the wonderful and dark mind of Larissa Wise and her intriguing play, LoveSick (a play by Larissa Wise). The play explores the intricate unlikely flow of two characters, their inner conflicts, all unfolding throughout a dream


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Photos by Chelsea Coleman

PR company Ken Werther Publicity.



L to R: Larissa Wise, Jason Ryan Lovett. PHOTO BY CHELSEA COLEMAN.

L to R: Larissa Wise, Adam Chambers. PHOTO BY CHELSEA COLEMAN.