Aglow with their simultaneous wins, David Chang and Paul Kahan spoke to Steve Dolinsky after the James Beard Awards, where they both won the prestigious Outstanding Chef award (the third time it’s happened in history). Thankfully, the two of them are good friends outside of the kitchen, so instead of palpable tension and mutual hatred, there was a pair of giddy chefs about to drink too much champagne.
Now that he’s reached the apex of his career, Kahan joked that he’s going to be a groupie: “I’m retiring. It’s all good. I’m gonna chase rock bands around the country from now on.” Don’t joke, dude. Live the dream.
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