Small Kingdoms: Rick Bayless Talks Early Success, the Power of Change, and His Draw to Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Small Kingdoms: Rick Bayless Talks Early Success, the Power of Change, and His Draw to Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Chef Rick Bayless has become a household name in the food industry. And though the backbone of his concepts all revolve around authentic Mexican cuisine, you never know what Bayless will have up his sleeve next. He doesn’t follow trends; he creates them. 

Foodable was fortunate enough to sit down with the Chef at this year’s National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago last month. Donned in a crisp white chef uniform, complete with his name etched in perfect stitching, Bayless’s demeanor is contradictory in a sense — soft and approachable, yet strong and aware. We’d expect nothing less than for him to command the attention he did, being that he has championed the space for so long.

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