In this episode of the Experience We-Ha podcast, Jeff and Ryan chat with KC Ward, chef and owner of the vegan-based restaurant Flora in West Hartford’s Blue Back Square, as well as Rooster Co. in Newington. KC brings us through his journey of finding his roots for becoming a chef, his successes and failures along the way, and how his passion for local, sustainable food sources are the inspiration behind his menus.
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0:00 – Intro
1:10 – Who is KC Ward
7:20 – The rock climber
10:10 – The chef’s journey
13:30 – Pizza and cutting teeth at Bricco
15:20 – “GET YOUR HOTDOGS!!!”
17:00 – Spreading your wings
19:10 – Breakfast time
21:15 – Trusting your palate and hard work
25:50 – Plan A or Plan b? – An experiment in crafting burgers
34:45 – Farm to table … It makes a difference
40:15 – Enter Rooster Co.
42:00 – Enter Flora – Sustaining the environment and sourcing local
49:30 – Building a vegan-based menu
58:34 – KC’s favorite Flora dish
1:00:25 – KC’s favorite We-Ha dish
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