At ComplexCon 2017, Sean Evans (of First We Feast's Hot Ones) hosted a panel of notable figures who have made their mark in the food industry: Roy Choi (co-founder, Kogi), Matty Matheson (chef and host of Viceland's It's Suppertime!), Miss Info (radio personality, journalist, and host of First We Feast's Food Grails), and Andy Milonakis (actor, writer, and comedian) .
A major theme throughout the discussion was taking an independent route to success, as well as discovering a love for food and cooking in their own unique way. For Choi, that involved Essence of Emeril, which motivated him to pursue a career after going through a hard stage in his life. "I just felt like something was talking to me, so I enrolled in a night culinary class," he explains. Before long, he realized he found his calling. "I finally found something I was really good at. The moment the knife hit my head, I felt like the f*cking sky opened up."
The panelists also share what food TV shows influenced them the most, and what they think about the future of food travel shows.