Meet the Food Network’s Celebrity Chef Jet Tilathe likable and uber-talented chef on a number of shows, including Iron Chef America.  Chef Jet Tila is returning for his second year to OC Chef’s Table as the spotlight celebrity chef.   Click to learn more about Chef Jet Tila and …

  • What it’s like being the Floor Reporter for Iron Chef America.
  • Recipes he’s introducing at OC Chef’s Table from his new book, 101 Recipes Every Cook Needs to Know.
  • The secret recipe his wife, Ali, is bringing to 2019’s OC Chef’s Table.

Photo credit: Reprinted with permission from 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die by Jet Tila, Page Street Publishing Co. 2017. Photo credit: Ken Goodman.

Author’s Note: After 30 years of interviewing and marketing some of the most iconic individuals in the world, I still find chefs to be some of the most unique human creatures on our planet. Every time I interview a chef, I learn something amazing about him or her. These people live with a passion and authenticity that drives them beyond what most of us do or realize in our day.

And, when these chefs talk about their passion for non-profit Illumination Foundation’s OC Chef’s Table, the largest single-evening gathering of chefs in Orange County (and, now, L.A. chefs, too) to help raise funds to forever break the cycle of homelessness in families and children, it’s even more intriguing to me.

It’s been one of my greatest pleasures interviewing these people in what I call a fast-moving, quick read series, “Five for Five” series – 5 Questions in 5 Minutes