Reader: Denver's talent pool is overrated? Chefs are overrated, period.

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Marty Steinke, raising the roof at Linger.
The current Chef and Tell interview with Marty Steinke, exec chef at Linger, has people talking all over town. Some of the talk is about Linger, but most of it was inspired by Steinke's comment that the "talent pool in Denver is so overrated."

See the Chef and Tell interview with Linger's Marty Steinke: "The talent pool in Denver is so overrated."

And one reader thinks Steinke didn't go far enough. Says Satanofonic:

CHEFS are overrated, period. Get over yourself, you are a chef. Not a doctor, not a firefighter or Navy SEAL. You're just a chef, your cook food. ANY chef who demands that they be CALLED "Chef" is automatically a fucking clown in my book. There's ten of you puffed up, prestigious motherfuckers on every street corner in America, and 50 more coming up behind, cooking schools are shitting "chefs" faster than concept restaurants close in this cowtown.
What did you think of Marty Steinke's Chef and Tell interview? Do you think too many cooks are claiming the chef title?

Watch for a new Chef and Tell interview on Cafe Society tomorrow morning -- we think the subject definitely qualifies as a "chef."

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Marty is a dick. He looks like Stevie Griffin and smells like the dead people that haunt Linger. Not to mention their food sucks. But hey, at least their busy.


He serves street food.His food was barely adequate. Over priced.

Never again.


Marty you fucking d- bag you are exactly every thing you claim that you hate in your interview! Your an ass hole to your employees and your friends! And your food is simple shit with tons of cilantro! Bitch


Also it doesn't help to call yourself a chef Marty if you steal money from the people you worked with when you were at Bones.   I hope you burn in hell.


The lack of respect for such hard working, creative, passionate individuals makes you a royal ass-hat!  Definitely a trust fund kid.


Marty has definitely earned the title.  I've worked with this guy he is the real deal

Denver Dave
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Well, I do think that, based on my years in the business, the title of chef and particularly executive chef are thrown around pretty carelessly these days.  Many that claim the title are just the head line cook, if that.  Now every little taco and pizza joint has an executive chef - total b.s.

I think in "Executive Chef" Steinke's interview he does come off as pretty pompous but he does raise some legit issues about people who call themselves "chef" who can't properly chop an onion.  So much PR in the business these days as opposed to real experience in a kitchen.  Granted I'm not young but when I was working in professional kitchens working my way up through the ranks no one with fewer than 20 years experience was a "chef" and unless you oversaw multiple restaurants/kitchens you weren't and "executive chef".

Ellen Kessler
Ellen Kessler

All are overrated. Just thinking that Gordon Ramsey is the highest paid chef in the world makes me seriously ill.

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