Taste of Billings chefs answer five questions about food


Bryce Turcotte/Stodgy

Tim Zimbelman, Jake’s West End.

The second annual Taste of Billings, featuring two nights of fine dining at the historic Billings Depot on Montana Avenue, is set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6.

The Saturday night formal dinner will feature a seven-course meal, each plate paired with a wine. All proceeds will go to support the nonprofit Billings Depot. More information is available on the depot website.

In advance of the affair, Alexander Clark and Bryce Turcotte of Stodgy, a new creative marketing company in Billings, met with the seven chefs who will be serving up the Saturday feast, Turcotte to shoot portraits of each and Clark to ask them to describe the course they will be serving and to ask them five questions about food.

Turcotte and Clark donated their services to the Billings Depot and are allowing Last Best News to run all seven portraits with the Q&A’s, starting today with Tim Zimbelman, the chef at Jake’s West End.

Course: Salad

Description: Frisée and arugula salad with a poached pear, frosted blackberries and a bacon vinaigrette.

Five Questions:

  1. Favorite guilty pleasure food or eatery?

Smoked oysters gruyere

2. If you weren’t cooking what would you be doing?


3. Dish on your menu that you eat the most?

Korean nachos

4. Favorite ingredient to work with?


5. Person you would love to cook for?

Abraham Lincoln

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