My Five Favorite Meals With Chef Chris Scott

Chris Scott grew up cooking in his family’s home in the middle of Pennsylvania’s Amish Country. The recipes he learned had been carried with his ancestors, who were enslaved people in the deep south and had migrated north after Emancipation, living for generations in Virginia.

He’s one of the most exciting new chefs on the culinary landscape. Scott’s famed restaurant Butterfunk Kitchen in Brooklyn earned him a spot on TV show Top Chef, where he was a semi-finalist. He has now morphed his original establishment into Butterfunk Biscuit Co., which he describes as a “quick service” restaurant in SoHo. It focuses on takeout and features biscuit sandwiches that reflect Harlem and African American food history. “And donuts,” he’s quick to remind me, lest I leave that out.