5@5 - Chef Bryan Caswell
July 22nd, 2010
05:00 PM ET
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5@5 is a daily, food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe.

If you live in Houston, Texas, chances are you've eaten some of Chef Bryan Caswell's food.

A native Houstonian, Caswell grew up in the same Gulf Coast region where he now owns REEF, Little Big's and Stella Stola.

Caswell was named one of Food & Wine Magazine's "Best New Chefs" in 2009, and was most recently nominated for a James Beard Award for "Best Chef: Southwest" in 2010.

It's obvious Caswell knows a thing or two about what makes a good chef - and where you find the foundation for a talented cook, according to him, may come as a surprise.

5 Reasons You Always Hire a Cook with Waffle House on His or Her Résumé: Bryan Caswell

For more insight into the mind of Chef Caswell, have a gander at his "Gulf Seafood+Southern Food" blog, Whole Fish, or follow him on Twitter.

Is there someone you'd like to see in the hot seat? Let us know in the comments below and if we agree, we'll do our best to chase 'em down.

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  1. Mary

    I myself have worked for WH for 20 years: cooking, and serving SOME ungrateful people. Love WH food and it takes a special person to do what we do at WH and to put up with so much. But I'm with TJ in this situation when I went looking for other jobs and put the words WAFFLE HOUSE on my resume people would close the book there and look no further, but I bet most of those who interviewed us at the time ate at WH that day and got the BEST customer service they have ever received. I also agree with Angel,I myself have pulled lots of hours at WH and so did my mother and my husband, Yes we all worked there my mother on 3rd shift, I was on 1st and/or 3rd and my husband was a manager and then a district. Love the people at WH but am not trying to go back there. WORK TO DEMANDING!! for those still there KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK you are a special person and don't let anyone tell you anything else!!!!

    November 14, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
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