Kelly Fletcher of House of Tricks on Thomas Keller, Chris Bianco, and What They'll Say About Him When He's Dead and Gone

Name two local dishes you love to eat: The daeji bulgogi at Hodori is one of my go-tos; I could eat there every day. The sausage pizza at Classic Italian Pizza is a big love for me. I can't wait for Azhar [Began] to reopen. I miss his pizza so much.

Last meal on Earth: There would be a large banquet table set up in the center of the Maison Joseph Drouhin vineyard. Lots of family and friends gathered to the table with copious amounts of wine. Foie gras would be eaten while a lamb slowly spun on a rotisserie. When the time came, we would move the lamb to the center of the table and eat until we could smell lamb and foie gras coming from our pores.

What should be written on your headstone?: "Here lies, to no surprise, the body of Chef Fletcher / Wine and foie were his demise, he couldn't have left any better."

Enjoy this Chef Salad? Check out Nikki's previous interviews with:
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Jacques Qualin of J&G Steakhouse
Claudio Urciuoli of Noca
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Matt Pool of Matt's Big Breakfast
Jared Porter of The Parlor
Charleen Badman of FnB
Tony Abou-Ganim & Adam Seger
Charlotte Voisey of Best American Brands Ambassador
Steve Olson of Valley Ho
Dough Robson of Gallo Blanco
Edward Farrow of The Cafe at MIM
Greg LaPrad of Quiessence & Morning Glory Cafe
Joshua Johnson of Kai
Joshua Johnson of Kai
Todd Sicolo of T.Cooks
Josh Riesner of Pig & Pickle
Lester Gonzalez of Cowboy Ciao
M.J. Coe of Federal Pizza
Steven "Chops" Smith of Searsucker
Aaron Chamberlin of St. Francis
Michael Rusconi of Rusconi's American Kitchen
Chrysa Robertson of Rancho Pinot
Lynn Rossetto of The Splendid Table
Cullen Campbell of Crudo
DJ Monti Carlo
Pete DeRuvo of Davanti Enoteca
Chuck Wiley of Cafe ZuZu
Justin Beckett of Beckett's Table
Bryan Dooley of Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue
Silvana Salcido Esparza of Barrio Cafe
Jeff Kraus of Crepe Bar
Bernie Kantak of Citizen Public House
James Porter of Petite Maison
Johnny Chu of SoChu House Neo Asian + Martini Bar
Stephen Jones of Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Chris Gross of Christopher's Restaurant and Crush Lounge
Chris Curtiss of NoRTH Arcadia
Payton Curry of Brat Haus
Mark Tarbell of Tarbell's
Josh Hebert of Posh
Kevin Binkley of Binkley's Restaurant
Lori Hashimoto of Hana Japanese Eatery
Larry White, Jr. Lo-Lo's Fried Chicken & Waffles
Chris Bianco, Pizzeria Bianco, Bar Bianco, Pane Bianco and Trattoria Bianco
Ehren Litzenberger, BLD
Matt Taylor, Market Street Kitchen

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House of Tricks

114 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ

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1116 S. Dobson Road, Mesa, AZ

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