Cullen Campbell Chef/owner Crudo crudoaz.com
This is part one of our interview with Chef Cullen Campbell of Crudo in Phoenix. Campbell, whose résumé includes stints at Gregory's World Bistro and Atlas Bistro, opened his first restaurant, Camus, in 2005 and opened Crudo in 2010. Though he says he originally wanted to open a sushi restaurant, Campbell decided to go with Crudo's Italian-style sashimi concept because it would be something more original. Today, the chef tells us about what it was like cooking at the James Beard House in New York City and gives us the scoop on some of his favorite places to grab a glass of wine. Don't forget to come back Tuesday, when he tells us the story of Crudo's Crispy Pig Ears.