Chris Santos wanted to be a rock star before he ever wanted to be a chef, and as far as he’s concerned, the professions have a lot in common. Initially drawn to the kitchen life by the chaotic environment, crazy hours and the “piratelike” swagger of his first chef and mentor, Santos today maintains his rock-and-roll lifestyle as executive chef and co-owner of The Stanton Social in New York’s Lower East Side neighborhood. Did you always want to be a chef?My first ...

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