Stephanie Dinh of S Fine Dining, Part Two

We continue our Q N A with Chef Stephanie. If you missed it, click here for Part One of the interview.

What's your proudest moment as a chef?
Celebrated our three-year anniversary, and more than 300 clients came to celebrate and support.

Favorite music to cook by
I don't listen to music when I am cook.

Best food city in America
Napa Valley.

Favorite restaurant in America
Not yet; still searching.

What would you like to see more of in Orange County from a culinary standpoint?
More privately owned restaurants.

What would you like to see less of in Orange County from a culinary standpoint?
Less corporate and chain restaurants.

What's your favorite cookbook?

French Laundry.

You're at the market. What do you buy two of?

Lime and fish sauce.

What's your favorite OC restaurant(s) other than your own?

Marche Moderne.

What's the hardest lesson you've learned?

Who's your hero, culinary or otherwise?
My mom.

What cuisine that you are unfamiliar with would you want to learn more about and why?

Indian; never have a chance to practice.

If you could invite any chef into your kitchen as a chef de cuisine for a day, whom would it be?
Thomas Keller.

What's next for you?

What do you hope for your business in five years?
Expanding more in banquet catering.

What about in ten years?

Too far ahead!

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