Hell’s Kitchen: Andrew Forster
Hometown: West Babylon, NY
Occupation: Farmer, Wake Forest, NY
What is the first dish you ever mastered?
A wise man once told me to never strive for perfection, for once it’s attained what more can you achieve? He believed in striving for excellence, which he correlated to a never-ending perfection. To say you’ve mastered something means you can perform the task flawlessly time after time without error. I would be a fool and open myself up as target to proclaim that I’ve mastered anything.
What is your signature dish?
All of what I do is my signature in life. What more does a man have at the end of his life than his accomplishments? This is why it is of utmost importance to take pride in all you do, and continue to stand up eight times after being knocked down seven. For the righteous shall eat the fruit of their doings.
Who was your first cooking inspiration?
I was not inspired by man to cook, I started cooking out of necessity and enjoyed and excelled at it. The chef I admire most is Chef Rama, my meat fabrication teacher at the Culinary Institute of America. My inspiration comes from my Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ, and I am filled with joy when I think about cooking for Him.
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