ChefsEye had the pleasure to speak to Derrick Reed from the new private dining company called 4TenFoods in Baltimore, U.S.A. He works along side his girlfriend Jaqueline Mearman who shares his passion and knowledge for food and culinary experiences.
ChefsEye came up with a few questions to ask Derrick on behalf of 4TenFoods.
ChefsEye: Why do you enjoy being a chef?
Derrick: Love for the never ending artistic and creative side as well as the impact food has on our day to day lives.
ChefsEye: what do you inspire to be?
Derrick: Inspire to be someone who in 10-20 years people can say they really helped push Baltimore forward in all aspects.
ChefsEye: Who is the best chef alive in your eyes?
Derrick: Masaharu Morimoto.
ChefsEye: Who inspires you?
Derrick: Bryan and Micheal Voltaggio.
ChefsEye: How did you start your private dining company?
Derrick: Company started from doing little private dinners of 4 at my studio for my neighbors and friends. Meanwhile Jaqueline (old pastry sous at the time) was also doing little dinner parties. Then we talked all night and realized we both wanted the same things in life, from then on we became partners in life and business.
ChefsEye: What challenges do you have?
Derrick: The biggest challenge i see us having would have to be just gaining more a solid following while my partner.
ChefsEye: Give one piece off good advice?
Derrick: Never stop learning, go home and read some books and constantly seek to create the next.
We wish Derrick, Jaqueline and 4TenFoods all the best in a great adventure. Make sure to follow @4TenFoods on Instagram for more amazing creations. Also make sure to subscribe to the blog and follows us @Chefs_Eye for much more.