Chef Chat, Part 1: Dwight Stewart of The Men's Club
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chef at a strip club? I have. I always thought it would be a non-stop cooking party with sex, drugs and hot rolls. I called Treasures, The Colorado and even the Gold Cup to see if my theory panned out. But they didn't have chefs, just "kitchen managers." I scored when I called the Men's Club of Houston and was told Chef Dwight Stewart was the man in charge. I set up an interview, which wasn't easy. This is one busy guy.
I walked into The Men's Club expecting to meet a crazy chef with a greasy pony tail and tattoos up his arms. I was surprised when Chef Dwight came out of the kitchen wearing a clean black chef coat and black slacks. He was soft spoken and polite. I asked for a tour of the kitchen.
EOW: So have you seen some crazy shit in this kitchen?
CDS: No, it is pretty much just a professional kitchen.
EOW: Have you ever come in the morning and seen the kitchen messy from some girls partying in here?
CDS: No, the entertainers are not allowed in the kitchen.
EOW: Did you go to school?
CDS: No, I just worked my way up. Cooking started as a hobby.
EOW: What other kitchens have you worked in?
CDS: Bennigan's, Bossa, a nursing home, Pappas, and I have been here for about four years. I started at The Men's Club as a cook, and when the last chef left for health reasons, they gave me a shot.
EOW: Have you ever dated one of the girls here?
CDS: No. I don't date co-workers anymore. I've done that and it just blows up in your face. For the first few weeks as chef here, I wouldn't even come out of the kitchen.
In the next part of the interview find out what celebrity chef Dwight would fight.