Meet Chef Edwin Bloodworth
Chef Edwin honed his craft working under James Beard Award nominees and Food & Wine Award-winning chefs. A graduate of Appalachian State University, he has served as Executive Chef at Balsam Mountain Preserve in Sylva, North Carolina; Lex 18 in Asheville, North Carolina; and The Gamekeeper Restaurant in Boone, North Carolina. He also previously worked at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove as Executive Sous Chef. Chef Edwin’s list of guest chef appearances includes the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner Series in Eggleston, Virginia, and Indie Chefs Week in Austin, Texas.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE CONSIDERING A CULINARY CAREER?
My advice to someone new in the field would be to start at the bottom washing dishes. Don’t skip a step in the hierarchy. Travel and work for some really great chefs. Be patient. It’s a long road.
IF YOU WERE A CELEBRITY CHEF, WHY WOULD YOU BE FAMOUS?
If I were famous, it would be for my culinary versatility. I have been successful in many different avenues of the hospitality industry: hotels, clubs, and restaurants – upscale casual to haute cuisine – with a very broad set of skills, from baking and pastry to wild game and foraging.
WHAT’S YOUR FOOD-RELATED GUILTY PLEASURE?
My favorite guilty food pleasure is sweet stuff, mainly cookies and ice cream.
A Classic French Dish Chef Bloodworth Style
“Here is a fun, simple potato recipe – my interpretation of a classic French dish.”