Kia Damon is the kind of rare gem that keeps a city like New York alive and thriving. Originally from Orlando, this warm, thoughtful, curious and utterly creative young chef was working her way through the restaurant scene in Tallahassee when a friend let her know that Lalito was looking for a sous-chef. She arrived and in no time she had been made the executive chef. No surprise there, as her concoctions are so original and magnificent she should be in line for the James Beard award in no time. Since Lalito she has set up numerous pop-up dinners around town and been made the culinary director of Cherry Bombe, the legendary food magazine founded my our Même-friend Kerry Diamond. The future is bright for Kia.
Every subject is presented with the same three questions about the meaning of uniform.
What Does Uniform Mean to You?
A uniform to me means being prepared. It means showing up ready to get the job done. It means that I'm ready and that my mind is in the game. It also lets people around me know what I'm about. When I step on the line in my uniform, everyone knows I mean business.