We posed these five questions to Chef Aaron Lobo:
When did you know you wanted to be a chef?
I can’t recall the exact moment. I fell into cooking by accident and never felt out of place.
You are stranded on a deserted island, what five foods would you want with you?
- Jamon Iberico
- 15 yr. aged white cheddar
- Pickled vegetables
- Koslicks Dijon by Anton
- a case of Gamay, Morgon to be specific (I’m counting wine as a food group)
What is your best food memory?
What’s your secret ingredient for delicious cooking?
Funniest kitchen incident?
This one time we were deep cleaning our line fridges and pulled all of the food and shelves out. I hid inside the lowboy fridge for 10 minutes, waiting for my chef to come and inspect my section. When he leaned over to check inside the fridge, I jumped out at him and he got so scared he jumped up, but his shirt got caught on the handle of the door and ripped off. Just as he was standing there, our sommelier was giving a tour of the kitchen to a group of ladies at a bachelorette party. They stared at him for a minute, until one whistled and they all started laughing.
Read more about Chef Aaron Lobo on our website and join him in February, at our Lonsdale location (his January dates are sold out!)
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Chef Aaron cooks up Rustic Pizza, nightly, at Il Castello Pizzeria.