Beyond The Plate: Townsend Wentz

A new, short documentary film is now up in Oliver Gallini's Beyond The Plate series.

townsend wentz at cook A few months ago, we told you about a beautiful, inspiring short documentary made about Chris Kearse from Will. Videographer Oliver Gallini told us then that this was just the first in a series of docs on local chefs and the stories behind their restaurants, their careers and their foods.

Well, today he made good on that claim. He’s now released the second short film in his series–this one focusing on organic-chemist-turned-chef, Townsend Wentz, and his eponymous restaurant.

As was the case with the first video, this one is gorgeously shot and smartly put together. It captures both the chaos and the grace of kitchen work, the beauty of the plates, and the story behind how Wentz ended up cooking for a living rather than working in a lab.

If you’ve got a couple minutes, you should totally check it out.

Told you it would be worth your time.

Beyond The Plate [Vimeo]

Townsend [f8b8z]