At ComplexCon 2017, Sean Evans (of First We Feast's Hot Ones) hosted a panel of notable figures who have made their mark in the food industry: Roy Choi (co-founder, Kogi), Matty Matheson (chef and host of Viceland's It's Suppertime!), Miss Info (radio personality, journalist, and host of First We Feast's Food Grails), and Andy Milonakis (actor, writer, and comedian) .
A major theme throughout the discussion was taking an independent route to success, as well as discovering a love for food and cooking in their own unique way. For Choi, that involved Essence of Emeril, which motivated him to pursue a career after going through a hard stage in his life. “I just felt like something was talking to me, so I enrolled in a night culinary class,” he explains. Before long, he realized he found his calling. “I finally found something I was really good at. The moment the knife hit my head, I felt like the f*cking sky opened up.”
The panelists also share what food TVshows influenced them the most, and what they think about the future of food travel shows.
Watch the full Food Rebels panel above, and keep it locked to Complex as we'll be sharing more ComplexCon(versations) panels featuring LaVar Ball, Deray McKesson, Virgil Abloh, and more.
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