Brandon Kirksey doesn't ask for much, just a good kitchen crew and a couple shots of Jagermeister now and then to keep his spirits up. Oh, and a tall cutting board to keep his nearly 6'7" self from back-breaking work. As you'll read here in part two of Grillaxin, that same sense of simplicity runs deep through the 26-year-old Tavolàta chef's menu, his grocery requirements, his guilty food pleasure, and his last-meal request. You know what they say: The taller we are, the closer we are to God, and the simpler our lives become.
Now, the Lightning Round:
SW: Who are you the most nervous to cook for?
My family. If I fail them, they are going to wonder what the hell I've been doing will all these hours I spend in the kitchen.