Greg Baker

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Location
Tampa, FL
School
Western Culinary Institute
Expertise
Food History, Outdoor Cooking, Restaurant Industry
  • In 2011 Greg's restaurant was nominated by the James Beard Foundation for Best New Restaurant Award.
  • The James Beard Foundation nominated Greg for their Best Chef, South Award, 2012-2017.
  • Upon announcing his retirement from the industry, Greg was noted as "The Chef Who Changed Tampa's Food Culture" by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Experience

Greg started on this path as a chef and restaurateur, taking his first kitchen job at 15. He worked in the industry for over 35 years. In 2015, he started occasionally contributing to food publications as a guest writer and found he enjoyed the process. So much so that when he retired from the restaurant life, he pursued writing as a career. Since then, his work has appeared in Food Republic, Food and Wine, and Tasting Corner.

Education

Greg graduated from the Western Culinary Institute in 1988.
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