There are a number of aspects of my work that I enjoy—one of the recurring highlights is working with artists passionate about what they do. I’m using the word “artist” in somewhat of a broad sense—food stylists, prop stylist, assistant, or in this case an accomplished chef.
In general, what I observe about fellow artists is they seek creative ways to express their vision or fulfill a need in the marketplace, they are driven to excellence and they appreciate and respect the art and ideas of others with whom they are working. Such was the case when working with Director of Product Development and Corporate Chef Jim Filaroski of J. Alexander’s with restaurants scattered throughout the South and Midwest.
We spent a day with Chef Filaroski at the J. Alexander’s Franklin, TN location where his vision for artisan wood-fired brick oven pizzas is being developed with artful inspiration. His ingredients, techniques and presentation are well planned—leaving nothing to chance. It was a fun day…and yes, I can personally vouch that his creations taste as good as they look.
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