Queens Chef Project

Queens Chef Project

50 Chefs from Queens and their Objects of Great Meaning

by Drew Reid Kerr

This is my one-year passion project: 50 chefs from Queens telling the stories about the objects in their kitchens that mean the most to them.

I shot more than 17,000 photographs, taped countless interviews, recorded lots of video and traveled to all corners of Queens by subway, bus, and railroad.

Why did I do this? Because outside of our families, these are the people who take care of all of us. After getting kicked down during this pandemic, I wanted to make sure these chefs and owners are recognized for more than pretty food pictures and recipes. I wanted them to be seen as real people with great stories to tell.

Donโ€™t just show them just pretty pictures of your food. Show them who you are.

That's how you connect with your community.

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