|Taste the Difference|
|What’s Happening? NIH Chef Mark Gavriel and the NIH Dietary Staff take meals to new highs.|
|Top row, left to right, Mark Gavriel, Rick St. Louis, Asia Gonzalez, Robert Lopez and Richard Dunchock.Sitting, Susan Pernal, Emilia Lopez, Maria Lawrence and Cesar Cardelas Acosta. Photo by Barbara Laughon|
As a young cook, Mark Gavriel’s mentor told him real chefs always added steps to their cooking and never took any away – words that still resonate with Mark today. Whether he is toasting raw garlic in olive oil; or making trés leches and strawberry shortcake from scratch, adding steps doesn’t necessarily mean Mark is in the back churning butter either.