Sunday, August 22, 2010

Food and Wine Fittest Chefs

Food and Wine named the fittest chefs in America and here are four of my favorites...
Just goes to prove you can love to eat and still be fit!

Bon Appetit!

Photos and Text from Food and Wine
Laurent Gras

Executive chef, L2O, Chicago

F&W Best New Chef 2002 Laurent Gras's name crudely translates to "Fat Larry" in French—wholly ironic, considering he carries an incredible two percent body fat.

Barbara Lynch

Chef-owner, No. 9 Park and B&G Oysters, Boston

In 2009, Barbara Lynch started boxing at F-15 Training Center, a fighters' gym in South Boston run by legendary Golden Gloves Champ and Ultimate Fighter coach Peter Welch. Her daily workouts in the ring—combined with sprinting, jumping rope and resistance training—have resulted in 35 pounds of weight loss

Rocco DiSpirito

Chef and author, Now Eat This!

Four years ago, F&W Best New Chef 1999 Rocco DiSpirito barely knew what a triathlon was. He now trains six days a week and has completed eight of them.

Scott Wall

Chef-partner, Lark Creek, Walnut Creek, CA

Once Scott Wall hit 330 pounds, the 6' 2" chef started working out during his only available time: from midnight to 2 a.m. He's since shed more than 125 pounds—and has kept the weight off for two years.