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Mike Neylan

I love to cook all different types of meals. From savory to sweet. When I am in the kitchen making great food is my only concern.


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Who or what inspires you to cook?

Chef Paul Prudhomme was one of my first inspirations to cook when I was young. His easy going techniques were inspiring to me. I met him numerous times at coooking events & he always remembered me.

What's your all time favorite dish to make?

Jambalaya is my favorite. Really anything with lot’s of flavor & texture!

What would you do with the $25,000?

I would start a spice line. I would make it for sweet & savory dishes. I would also like to write a cookbook with stories of my chef career.

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