One of NH’s Most Famous Chefs Never Went To Culinary School
Yesterday, I had a hair appointment with my hairdresser, Kristen, at Salon 27 in Raymond. As any woman (or man) who colors their hair knows, it's a process and takes a while. Kristen's daughter, Emma, is usually there with her while she's working and yesterday, Kristen's brother-in-law came in with his daughter, Addison. Kristen's brother-in-law is none other than the one and only, BOBBY MARCOTTE. The chef behind all the delicious food at The Tuckaway Tavern in Raymond, Hop & Grind in Durham and their newest Hop & Grind at the Northshore Mall in Peabody.
Move over Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman, Seth Myers, Mandy Moore, J.D. Salinger, John Irving, Dan Brown, Robert Frost, just to name a few celebrities from NH, add Bobby Marcotte to the list. Seriously, Bobby is famous to everyone here in Raymond. If you've ever eaten his food at any of his restaurants, you'd want to know his name. Who is this Magician of Meat?
I asked him yesterday what culinary school he went to and his answer shocked me. He never went. He is self-taught. Un-flippin-believable. The man who has RUINED every other steak place for me and countless others never went to culinary school? You've got to be kidding.
What makes his beef the most delicious that I've ever put in my mouth? Bobby said that it's really about the quality of the meat itself. He said that he chooses the absolute best available. I accused him of giving the answer that everyone gives, but hey, I wouldn't share any of my secrets either if I had food as good as he does.
Keep opening those restaurants, Bobby. The world needs you and your delicious food.