With more than 20 years experience in the kitchens of some of the world's most celebrated restaurants, Chef Powers defines his style as cooking “from the soul, from the hip, from the right brain and the left, and always with passion." Born in Rochester, New York, Chef Powers was midway through his studies at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) when he brazenly asked for a job at San Francisco’s legendary Stars restaurant, on a dare from a classmate. The gamble paid off, and he was hired sight-unseen. Since graduating with honors from CIA, he’s cooked at Hawthorne Lane, Farallon and Bambara’s sister restaurant in Cambridge, Mass., where he met his future wife. When he’s not in the kitchen, he can be found skiing or restoring vintage Italian bicycles. An avid game cook, Powers has recently taken up hunting with his father-in-law.