[Pigging by Wilfrid: December 31, 2012]
It seems to have been a long road for Dave Santos, but maybe that's because I've witnessed it close-up. In addition to being a gifted chef, Dave is one of the few industry pros to have maintained a consistent presence in online food forums over the years.
I met Dave online before I met him in person. He sent out special dishes for me when he was in the kitchen at Bouley. I first met him when he took over 5 & Diamond from Ryan Skeen.