Anastasio Santos

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Anastasio Santos, Executive Chef of @perdiemlititz
#perdiemlititz
1️⃣ What did you want to be growing up?
💬 Lawyer, Baseball Player, Chef
2️⃣ If you were given one last meal, what would it be?
💬 My grandma’s steak with rice and beans
3️⃣ What is one magical power you wish to have?
💬 Multiply myself- I’d be able to get a lot more done
4️⃣ What ingredient do you always have in your home kitchen?
💬 Adobo
5️⃣ If you could only choose one dish to recommend from your eatery, what would it be?
💬 Beets and Stracciatella
6️⃣ Share one random fact about yourself:
💬 I like to do impersonations

Q&A with Estelle from Bistro Barberet & Bakery

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[ Bistro Barberet & Bakery ]

Have you ever noticed the changing window display at the front of Bistro Barberet & Bakery? That is the work of Estelle Barberet. You usually find her behind the bakery counter, with a smile on her face, always asking how you are doing as she assists you. She has the most gentle presence at the eatery. She always puts a smile on my face when I walk in because she makes it feel like home. I have to be honest and say I feel so honored that Estelle is my very first “non-Chef” LNC introductions. Often times we all are so focused on the Chef/Owner that we forget about who helps keep the businesses afloat. The people who let’s be honest, without them, businesses cannot thrive. They range from the partner/wife like Estelle to the kitchen prep and servers. I am excited to expand my interviews to all who have turned Lancaster into one of the food meccas of this country.

Estelle Barberet, Partner/Owner of Bistro Barberet & Bakery

1️⃣ What did you want to be growing up?
💬 Actress. I still do at work from time to time, the Show!!

2️⃣ If you were given one last meal, what would it be?
💬 A choucroute

3️⃣ What is one magical power you wish to have?
💬 Be a mind reader

4️⃣ What ingredient do you always have in your home kitchen?
💬 Olive oil

5️⃣ If you could only choose one dish to recommend from your eatery, what would it be?
💬 Bouillabaisse

6️⃣ Share one random fact about yourself:
💬 I am truly French as it is the most painful remark I heard from time to time regarding our business that we are not French Lol

Q&A with Cedric from Bistro Barberet & Bakery

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[ Bistro Barberet & Bakery ]

Cedric Barberet, Owner & Pastry Chef of Barberet Bistro & Bakery

When I arrived to get a photo of Chef, I noticed someone was power washing the side walks. As I got closer, it was Chef Cedric himself! I did not recognize him because he was not in his usual chef attire, but actually in regular clothes with sneakers on, making sure the sidewalk in front of his eatery was presentable. He is one of the most humble human beings I have ever met. Do not let his famous background intimidate you. In fact, unless you ask about it, he does not bring it up. He speaks to you as if you are the celebrity he is taking of.
After spending some alone time with his staff, I have come to learn that not only do they have the upmost respect for him, but they also adore him. They laugh and joke with him and they genuinely enjoy working and learning from him.

1️⃣ What did you want to be growing up?
💬 Like most kids I wanted to be a cop and or firefighter but quickly was drowned by the pastry world as my dad owned a bakery in Lyon

2️⃣ If you were given one last meal, what would it be?
💬 A good dry super dry saucisson sec with some cornichon, butter and a fresh baguette

3️⃣ What is one magical power you wish to have?
💬 To be able to time travel backward

4️⃣ What ingredient do you always have in your home kitchen?
💬 Sugar of course

5️⃣ If you could only choose one dish to recommend from your eatery, what would it be?
💬 The Eclair- they are fresh and baked daily

6️⃣ Share one random fact about yourself:
💬 I am soccer fan. Crazy about a team in Lyon France “L’Olympique Lyonnais.” Turned my son into a fan too

Q&A with Michael from BUZZ

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[ BUZZ ]

Michael, Owner/Operator of BUZZ

1️⃣ What did you want to be growing up?
💬 A pilot. I was convinced I was going to be Iceman from Top Gun. He was amazing.

2️⃣ If you were given one last meal, what would it be?
💬 Oh wow. There is a tiny pizza place in my hometown called Jioio’s. They do sweet sauce pizza on pastry dough and it’s to die for. I’d probably take like ten of those.

3️⃣ What is one magical power you wish to have?
💬 Manipulation of time. If you ask this to a small business owner and they say anything different, they’re definitely lying.

4️⃣ What ingredient do you always have in your home kitchen?
💬 G-A-R-L-I-C!!!!

5️⃣ If you could only choose one dish to recommend from your eatery, what would it be?
💬 Although I know YOU think it’s the Loaded Lox, I have to tell you I am really partial to The King Street Cure-All, our hangover cure. It’s the stuff.

6️⃣ Share one random fact about yourself:
💬 Hm. I spent most of my life trying NOT to be in this business bc my dad was a chef and I didn’t want to be a follower. So I studied and got my degree in…OPERA. I rarely sing, but I do know how.

Q&A with Taylor from Dough & Co

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[ DOUGH & CO ]

Taylor Glessner, Owner/Creator of Dough & Co

1️⃣ What did you want to be growing up?

💬 I don’t think I had any huge aspirations or dreams of who I wanted to be. I was always just a little kid living life!

2️⃣ If you were given one last meal, what would it be?

💬 Oh my gosh, a huge boat full of sushi. Easily.

3️⃣ What is one magical power you wish to have?

💬 Shape shifter. I would love to transform into anything I want! Fun fact – I used to pray that God would turn me into a white stallion during recess… sadly – it never happened.

4️⃣ What ingredient do you always have in your home kitchen?

💬 Sriracha

5️⃣ If you could only choose one dish to recommend from your eatery, what would it be?

💬 Our Vegan Cookie Dough, its amazing!

6️⃣ Share one random fact about yourself:

💬 I have more freckles on my face than the average human has on their entire body.