Former Chef de Cuisine at SugarToad & Founder of Slow Food Upstate
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Rhyne learned at a young age to respect his catch and keep only what could be eaten. It’s no surprise Rhyne’s menu at SugarToad in Naperville, Illinois, where he was executive chef from 2008-2012 and earned a 2011 StarChefs.com Rising Star Sustainability Award, was ingredient driven and farm focused. The garden that Rhyne planted steps away from the restaurant provided fresh heirloom tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and herbs.
Geoff was a founding member of Slow Food in Greenville, South Carolina and he spoke on sustainability at Furman University. In mid 2011, Rhyne returned South to work under his mentor, Mike Lata, at FIG in Charleston, SC, and in late 2012, he launched Lata’s seafood-focused The Ordinary as chef de cuisine.
The Slow Food Movement
Have you heard of food sustainability and the slow food movement? What challenges are coming down the line for the global food supply? What must we do to change the way we look at food before it’s too late?