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Chris Schlattman of The Upton on Porter-isms, Christopher Gross, and Matt Carter's The House

Chris Schlattman Executive Chef The Upton 7216 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale www.TheUptonaz.com

Until recently, chef Chris Schlattman's goal in the kitchen, he says, was to learn -- and then leave.

When he wanted to learn about sugar, he got a job as a pastry chef. When he wanted to learn about molecular gastronomy, he staged for a week and landed a job at Grant Achatz's Alinea in Chicago. He wanted to learn about resort cooking, so he went to T. Cook's.

At each job, he learned what he wanted to know. Then he split.

"That's what cooks do when they're young," Schlattman says. "You're basically a thief. You steal information."

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