"Hopefully, imparting what's important to me, respect for the food and that information about the purveyors, people will realize that for a restaurant to be good, so many pieces have to come together."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Thomas Keller on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Thomas Keller on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Thomas Keller on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Thomas Keller on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Thomas Keller on Benjamin Franklin
"Food should be fun."
"Now the restaurants have begun to catch up with the wine-making there are numerous great restaurants in Napa Valley, and it's wonderful because the people are there for just that: great food and great wine."
"But once in a while you might see me at In and Out Burger they make the best fast food hamburgers around."
"I wanted to learn everything I could about what it takes to be a great chef. It was a turning point for me."
"I hope the cooks who are working for me now are getting that kind of experience so they can use what they're learning now as a foundation for a great career."