Table for Two

2. Chef Joe Tripp: The Journey from Fire Alarms to Five Stars

January 23, 2023 Iowa Restaurant Association Season 1 Episode 2
Table for Two
2. Chef Joe Tripp: The Journey from Fire Alarms to Five Stars
Show Notes

Five-time James Beard nominee and 2022 Iowa Chef of the year Joe Tripp takes a seat at the Iowa Restaurant Association’s Table for Two. The owner of Harbinger, Little Brother, and Basic Bird speaks with Jessica Dunker from one of his busy restaurants about ghost kitchens, hyper local ingredients and fare, and the surprising synergy of fusing fresh Iowa ingredients and comfort food concepts with Asian culinary techniques and flavors. Chef Joe also sheds light on how he keeps his third-party delivery orders profitable for his restaurants. The two sound-off about the consistent overlooking of Iowa’s stellar culinary talent for national honors and Chef Joe even spills how one of his first cooking attempts ended in the evacuation of his college dorm.