Andrew Talks to Chefs

Episode 237: Sam Hart (Counter-, Charlotte, NC)

Episode Summary

Sam Hart discusses their relatively late interest in cooking, and path to owning and operating Counter- and other concepts in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Episode Notes

**Content warning – this episode (briefly) discusses attempted suicide.**

Sam Hart took a circuitous route to the professional kitchen. After a childhood in which cooking and food weren't especially central concerns, Sam was in a career in advertising when culinary inspiration struck, leading to jobs in such kitchens as  Alinea, and ultimately to becoming chef owner of Counter- and other concepts in Charlotte, NC. Andrew and Sam sat down a few months back to go through their fascinating career and creative arc.

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