Confessions of Harry Dorofee

Harry Dorofee thinks cupcakes are overrated and loves a classic cheeseburger.
Harry Dorofee, foodservice director for Flik International Corp. at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York, would love to meet Steve Jobs, prefers IMAX and hates rollercoasters.

Q. What is the best part of your job?

The people I am able to meet. The relationships I have made are everlasting.

Q. What is the worst part of your job?

Being surrounded by amazing food all day long and needing to limit myself. It is hard not to gain ten pounds a week.

Q. If you weren't in foodservice what would you be doing?

I would probably be a photographer or a cop.

Q. Which talent would you most like to have?

Since the Olympics just passed I think it would be amazing to run as fast as Usain Bolt.

Q. What is your greatest fear?

Roller coasters. I hate them.

Q. What is your favorite meal?

My go-to meal is always the classic cheeseburger and fries.

Q. What is your "guilty pleasure?"

Ice cream. To me, Ben and Jerry’s pints are a single-serve container.

Q. What food fad do you wish had never started?

Foams. They can be amazing if done correctly but few are able to pull them off.

Q. What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?

I had a horse steak while in Switzerland.

Q. What do you consider to be the most overrated foodservice trend?

Cupcakes. Most of them are mediocre.

Q. Read the book or see the movie?

See the movie, in IMAX if possible.

Q. Are you a morning or evening person?

Both. I tend to not sleep a whole lot.

Q. What are your words to live by?

"We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink." --Epicurus

Q. Who is your favorite celebrity chef?

Emeril Lagasse, he single handedly changed how people look at chefs. I believe when we look back on his career he is one of the most influential people of our times.

Q. What is your most treasured possession?

I’m not sure if I would call it treasured but I live or die with my iPhone.

Q. If you could eat dinner with anyone living or dead, who would it be?

Steve Jobs.

Q. What do you value most in a friend?

Trustworthiness.

Q. If you had a time machine what historical event or era would you visit?

I would go into the future.

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