Norris, John


Assistant Chef  

Subsistence Specialist First Class - United States Coast Guard

Native of Ohio. Served in the United States Coast Guard. Corporate Chef – Select Restaurants, Solon, Ohio. Appeared on several local culinary shows in Cleveland, Ohio. Published in Food Arts Magazine – Food and Wine Tasting Menu. Participated in Taste of Chicago. Food and Wine Tasting for the National  Cattlemen’s  Beef Association in Napa Valley, California.

What book has made you think the most?: Larousse Gastronomique by Larousse Gastronomique

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?: My superpowers would be Super Sonic Speed as I love to travel and would be able to see the world.

If your life had a theme song, what would it be?: My theme song would be Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen

What teacher has had the most impact on you? How were they special?: The teacher that had the most impact I would have to say was my math teacher Mr. Barr.  He had zero tolerance for letting me get away with anything -- which made me a better person.

How would your friends describe you in 3 words?: My friends would describe me as: Tough – Caring – Loyal

You are hosting a dinner party and must invite 3 famous people. Who would you choose and why?: Chef Charlie Trotter, Chef Hubert Keller and Cheech Marin, why well that is a simple answer, great food, conversation and comedy -- how can you lose?

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?: John Goodman would be the person I would like to play me in a movie.