Marsha Florence talks with Chefs Brian Polcyn and Nick Janutol of Forest Grill and Robb Harper of Edible Wow Magazine and gets a cooking demonstration of their specialty, Coq Au Vin. Recorded December 16, 2013.
Chef Brian Polcyn
Chef Brian Polcyn is an award-winning chef and charcuterie expert. Chef Polcyn is nationally recognized for his creativity and culinary talents, and as the visionary behind some of Detroit’s most acclaimed restaurants.
Chef Polcyn is also a faculty member at Schoolcraft College where he teaches charcuterie. He is also involved with many local charities, such as Michigan Chefs Against Hunger, Share Our Strength, Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, and National charities like the Taste of the NFL. Giving back to the community means a lot to him.
Chef Nick Janutol
Chef Nick Janutol is Forest Grill’s Chef de Cuisine. Nick hails from Detroit originally, but spent his relative “culinary youth” in New York at the Culinary Institute of America. He then honed his craft at one of the top restaurants in NYC, Eleven Madison Park. Chef Janutol then moved to Chicago where he spent the last two years as the second in command at the renowned L2O. He returned to Michigan in December 2012 as part of the Forest Grill team. Chef has a passion for regional French cuisine and supports locally grown foods.