From 7 PM – 8 PM EST on Chef Elliott’s “Entertaining Solutions”, SRN radio show by calling 347-989-8385347-989-8385 or at www.chefelliottentsol.info
Chef Elliott is honored to share the technical skills and culinary wisdom of his friend and colleague, Master Broiler Cook, Cornelius Lathan, a developing chef.
Cornelius Lathan cooks with soul. He grew up in a lower class African American family, yet learned at an early age how to appreciate fine cuisine, as well as stretching a meal. Born and raised in the South (Chattanooga, TN) by his grandmother, mother, and uncle; soul food was the way to dine. He first started cooking simple dishes such as hamburgers and French fries, fried chicken and potatoes, and breakfast favorites such as pancakes, bacon, and scrambled eggs for his uncle and sister at the age of 7. He was self taught numerous culinary techniques by experimenting with a variety of foods and spices. This evolved into his passion for cooking and the culinary arts.
At age 18, Cornelius was accepted into the Culinary Institution of New York but was not able to attend. He began working in the culinary industry as a sous chef for a local river boat organization in Chattanooga, but desired more culinary skills to be an effective sous chef. He then accepted a line cook position at a renowned steakhouse to further develop his culinary skills. Since then he has been promoted to Master Broiler Cook which is next to sous chef. He is currently completing his culinary arts degree at a local culinary institution.