Name and Metro: Dennis Horton, South Bay/ Orange County/ San Diego/ Hawaii
Where are you from? New York
What’s your favorite music? Jazz & Funk
What’s your favorite color? Green
How did you start working at Whole Foods Market? I was looking to take a break from the restaurant grind. I wanted a job where I could use my creative voice and have access to fresh, quality, and highly seasonal and local ingredients.
How long have you worked at Whole Foods? 2 years
Who had the biggest influence on your culinary style? My father. He taught me about positivity and keeping a strong, hard work ethic.
What is your favorite food to cook? At this precise moment, anything that has been freshly killed or ripped from the ground that I can manipulate and transform into a highly flavorful plate.
What is your favorite food to eat? Breakfast
In addition to cooking, tell us one secret talent you have? I play many instruments.
If you were a food product, what would you be? An egg. It’s highly versatile and comes with its own sauce.