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America’s Fittest Chefs

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You’ve heard the adage before: never trust a skinny chef. It’s a practical piece of wisdom, right? How could anyone so intimately involved in the preparation of delicious food not give into the temptation of a nibble here or there. Who else, but the chef, is going to taste the rich, creamy sauces to see if the spices are in order?

With the rise of celebrity chefs, well, everywhere, you can’t help but notice that many are quite skinny.  That’s even after the camera’s addition of those pesky 10-pounds! I guess working long, crazy hours and running around a kitchen is enough to discount those extra calories.

Chef Quinn Hatfield (l) and chef David Myers (r) are noted as two of Food & Wine Magazine's fittest chefs.
Chef Quinn Hatfield (l) and chef David Myers (r) are noted as two of Food & Wine Magazine's fittest chefs.

Well, Food & Wine magazine takes a step further by rounding up those chefs they dub “America’s Fittest Chefs” and two hail from Los Angeles: Quinn Hatfield of Hatfield’s and David Myers of Comme Ça.

It seems Chef Hatfield was the 18th fastest runner of the 1,000-meter sprint in 2009 with a time of 01:11.40. I believe that is the same amount of time in which the average person consumes his signature croque-madame. Just sayin’.

Chef Myers, on the other hand, built a gym and hired a trainer for not only himself but his entire staff as well. I wonder how long one has to workout to negate a dish of his roasted beef marrow with oxtail jam…

Check out the rest of the list at Food & Wine.