James Rigato

Mabel Gray

James Rigato

Talk: Mabel Gray

Chef James Rigato, owner of Detroit hotspot Mabel Gray and "cheftestant" on season 12 of Top Chef, joins us to discuss how his humble upbringings shaped his persona in the kitchen, the importance of understanding and respecting the origin and history of where your food actually comes from and what it's like to be nominated for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for ‘2016 Best New Restaurant’ In America.

James Rigato

In Rigato’s restaurants, diners experience everything he loves about growing up and living in Michigan: community and the bounty of the earth. At The Root Restaurant & Bar in White Lake and Mabel Gray in Hazel Park, the Top Chef Season 12 contestant creates dishes with ingredients sourced from his favorite local farmers and artisans.

Mabel Gray

A RESTAURANT EMBRACING THE HISTORY OF DETROIT’S INDUSTRIAL REACH.

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