Interview with local culinary instructor, motivational speaker and caterer
By Abby Weingarten, Correspondent
Chef Craig Chasky, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, is a local culinary instructor, motivational speaker and caterer who incorporates organic, digestible essential oils into his dishes. He is the president of Infused Cuisine as well as HealWell and Thrive, which is his initiative to teach his particular brand of healing cuisine.
Q: What inspired you to become a chef?
A: I grew up on Long Island, New York, and I always loved being in the kitchen. My mom showed me how to select produce while I hung out in the store shopping cart by smelling, touching and tasting various fruits and vegetables. When I was a teenager, I moved to North Carolina, and I washed pots and pans at Queens University for 750 students. I then filled in for an absent chef and I was voted in to take over when I was only 15.
Q: What have been some of your career highlights?
A: At the CIA, I majored in the “sauce workshop” that