Published on March 11th, 2020 | by TLV News0
Cook of the House: Dustin Little at The Chancellor’s House
Name: Dustin Little
Position & Restaurant: Executive Chef at the Chancellor’s House Hotel
Home town: Water Valley, Mississippi
How did you get into cooking? I started experimenting with food when I was around 5 years old.
What is the best thing about your job? Getting good reviews
Who is your favorite cook/chef? Reno Redzepi
What kitchen tool/utensil could you not live without? Tony’s
What is your favorite ingredient? Imagination
Name three items in your fridge: Candied Pork Belly, butter, and Monster Energy Drink
Where do you get your best recipe ideas? Combining memory and creativity
What is the best meal you’ve ever eaten? “Ole Fusky Fish Face” from Husk in Nashville
Favorite food memory? The first time I cooked for my future wife, and she liked it.
Personal specialties: Chopping mushrooms while blindfolded
Favorite midnight snack: Mini chocolate cupcakes
Favorite kitchen music: Trap rap.
Who would you most like to cook for and what would you prepare? Jesus. I think we gotta stick with fish.
Where do you like to dine in Oxford? Zaap Thai Kitchen
What’s on your restaurant bucket list? Eating at Noma
Aspirations: To be the best I can at what I do.
Fried catfish—eat the tail or no? I have. Fried shrimp tails are better.