Chris Shea is the executive chef at David Burke Kitchen, the American farm-to-fork restaurant in the James Hotel in New York City. A native New Yorker, Shea's interest in food began at the early age of 12 when he took a job making deliveries for Frank's Market on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Six years later, Shea had moved from delivery to butchering meat at the market while also holding a stagiaire post at a top-rated seafood restaurant, Oceana, in Manhattan.
Q&A with chef Chris Shea
David Burke Kitchen's executive chef discusses tableside cooking and other fine-dining trends.