Chefs and Restaurants

Thai Dang on How Travel Influences His Chicago Restaurant

Plate Staff

How does travel influence your food and benefit your restaurant once you’re back home?

Immersing myself in diverse culinary landscapes and experiencing new flavors and techniques allows me to broaden my culinary repertoire and infuse fresh inspiration into my cooking. Being on the road provides an opportunity to interact with local farmers, artisans, and chefs who share their knowledge and passion for food. I can learn about traditional ingredients, sustainable practices,...