Shawn Foster has climbed his way up the ranks from dishwasher to corporate chef and eventually to founder of his own restaurant concept. After earning an associate’s degree at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., Foster spent six years as a corporate chef of The Palm Restaurant, feeding his entrepreneurial spirit by gaining insight into the meatpacking industry. In 1999, Foster opened the first Foster’s Grille, a neighborhood-style ...

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