Chef Robert Reynolds (1942-2012) was a truly inspiring individual – he made a difference in the lives of his students, community (San Francisco and Portland, Oregon), the South of France and around the globe. Helping them all to express themselves in all that they do with a joie de vivre and appreciation of the simple things in life.
I will never forget my week in Provence with him and his French Chef (crazy Cowboy) Michele. (more on that trip this summer when I revisit my youth in France).
Ahh to be able to live your passion and pass it on to others. He truly was an example of a well-lived life.
He was trained by Madeleine Kamman in Annecy, France; mentored with Josephine Araldo, a chef de Cuisine certified from the Cordon Bleu in Paris; and he taught at his Portland based culinary school, The Chef Studio now run by former students.
We miss him but his mastery lives on.
www.GoodKeuken.com The Fine Art of Cooking
Cookbook author, teacher, writer, restauranteur (former Chef/Owner of Le Trou restaurant in San Francisco) and modern day bonvivant. He was an amazing man and friend to so many. It thrills me to see his passion in so many young chefs and his school continue in his vision. I highly recommend you take a class in Portland, Oregon or a tour in France with the talented staff and owners.
Paley’s Place Cookbook,
Vitaly Paley, Kimberly Paley, and Robert Reynolds
From a Breton Garden,
Josephine Araldo, Robert Reynolds
An Excuse to Be Together,