From the time he was a teenager, Gavin Kaysen knew he wanted to be a chef. Now, at 27 years old, he is one of the great up-and-coming chefs. Gavin recently competed in the finals of the prestigious Bocuse d'Or World Cuisine Contest in France, representing the United States against 23 other countries. He was also recently named one of Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chefs for 2007. Gavin steps out of the kitchen to talk about his experiences as a young chef -- the heat of competition at the Bocuse d’Or and what it's like to work with experienced and world-renowned chefs. He also predicts what dining trends will be emerging next, focusing on longer tasting menus and San Diego as one of the next great city for foodies.
Currently, Gavin is the Chef de Cuisine at Rancho Bernardo's El Bizcocho restaurant in San Diego.
Music Break: Swinging for the Fences by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band