Oct 15, 2021 - Food and Drink

Last meal with Rachel Bennett

Photo illustration: Axios Visuals. Photo: Rachel Bennett

Rachel Bennett is a meat and potatoes kind of person. But like, REALLY good meat and potatoes.

The executive chef at The Library in St. Pete, a 2019 James Beard award semifinalist and finalist on "Guy's Grocery Games" was born and raised in Tampa and got her start in Hillsborough Community College's culinary program.

So we wanted to know: What would Bennett eat if she only had one meal left?

The answer: A filet with béarnaise, garlic bread and a baked potato.

  • "Every Saturday night for my whole childhood my dad would make steak and garlic bread and a baked potato. In my formative years of being in the kitchen and being around food, those dinners with my dad really stood out to me and made me want to learn to cook and be a chef myself."

And for dessert? Oreo cheesecake.

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