Curt Hicken


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–       Pazza Notte – Executive Chef 2012 – Present

–       Silver Lining In Flight Catering – Culinary Dir. 2010 – 2012

–       Brimstone Woodfire Grill – Executive Chef 2008 – 2010

–       Bella Luna – Owner / Chef 2003 – 2007

–       Culinary Institute of America 1994


–       Owned two restaurants

–       Did demonstrations in New Orleans and Miami

–       Loves to cook Asian Fusion and comfort foods

–       His three children are the most important thing in his life

–       His first memory is cooking in the kitchen with his grandmother, who he grew up with. She passed away when he was 7 and never got to see him become a chef

–       Has always been competitive and played soccer

–       He is can be OCD in the kitchen and says that everything has its home

–       When he thinks something is wrong he will tell the person, no matter who it is including an authority figure

–       Arrogant, cocky and harsh on the line, and is always “right”

–       Wants to win the competition and open a tutoring interactive cooking class for children based on cooking

–       Voted Best Chef in New Orleans

–       Sacrificed his marriage and three kids