For many, cooking is hobby to be enjoyed at home with friends and family; but for others it is a career that brings them around the world to work in different kitchens and resorts. Chef Pascal Dionet opened the non-profit Classic Cooking Academy in 2007 to give Arizona an affordable, high-quality alternative to the larger for-profit cooking schools.
Andy Food is a Scottsdale based culinary studio that teaches and serves a wide variety of cuisines from Nouvelle Southwest to Rustic Italian for corporate team building, client appreciation, families, and birthday parties. For the past decade chef/proprietor Andy Broder has taught people not only how to whip delicious meals but also how to work as a team. Words by Nerds sat down with Broder for a candid conversation about his business, and passion for food.