As featured in tastebud Magazine, Wyandotte County’s The Dot Magazine and showcased on KMBZ “Living Large” with Karen Mills KCTV’s Sunday Morning and onFOX 4 News’ Morning Show, EBT’s Executive Chef, Tate A. Roberts, shows his passion for the construction and consumption of fine foods.
When asked what inspires his menus and creations, Roberts explains; “The inspiration comes from the seasons and the economy. I have much respect for the customer’s well being and going out to eat shouldn’t break your wallet. I’m not a gastronomist or nuclear physicist with lemon zest. I’m more of a culinary historian-interested in presenting classic and traditional food in a contemporary manner. Classics have to be prepared perfectly-even if they are deconstructed.”
At EBT, Roberts mixes rich heritage with a taste of rejuvenated modernism. After taking the Gold Fork home from the Taste Of KC cooking competition 2 years in a row, Roberts shares his insights; “I as a man am extremely emotional when it comes to food. Food and flavors come together for me very easily. There is much passion behind every item that leaves my hands. Being able to shave off a piece of my mind and present it to a customer is a very emotional part of my make-up. My number one goal is to convey this passion to every person who walks through my door, and most importantly to convey this passion to everyone I work around.
During a fundraising cooking demonstration for the Walk For ALS event in Kansas City, Chef Roberts stated the perfect motto when it comes to food: “Food wants to work with you, cooking doesn’t have to be hard. It is a gift, and a journey.”