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Clayton Babas

Date of Birth: September 1964
Place of Birth: Hawaii
Marital Status: Single
Length on Guam: 7 years on Guam, 6 years in Micronesia

Employed at: The Ranch House Honolulu
Title: Executive Chef

Previous Employment
Guam Reef Hotel
Bistro at Pacific Islands Club
Outrigger Guam
Aston Ladera Tower, Guam
Rota Resort and Country Club, Rota CNMI
Aston Waikiki Terrace Hotel, Oahu
New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, Oahu

Culinary Training
Kapiolani Community College, Hawaii
Honolulu Community College, Hawaii

How Do You Describe Your Style of Cooking?
"Pacific Rim, Island Fusion. Using local ingredients and cooking them with Asian influences using traditional techniques."

Do You Have a Particular Philosophy about Food?
"Your food is only as good as the ingredients. I believe in using the best ingredients, no matter the expense."

What is Your Favorite Cuisine?
"Japanese"

What is Your Favorite Dish to Prepare?
"I really don't have one favorite dish, but I love to cook Chinese and Indonesian food as well as Hawaiian. Chamorro cuisine is currently my hobby as I am delving into creating a new cuisine based on Chamorro and Micronesian dishes."

What is Your Favorite Beverage?
"Green Tea either hot or iced"

What Do You Cook for Yourself if You're Hungry?
"It all depends. I rarely cook for myself. If anything, a simple P& J sandwich usually suffices."

If You Could Ask Three Famous Chefs (Living or Historical Figures) to Dinner and Cook for Them, Who Would You Invite?
1) "Julia Childs"
2) "Masahiro Morimoto"
3) "Charlie Trotter"

What Would You Cook?
"The menu would be a special one, utilizing the flavors of the islands. This would be their introduction to what I will call Micro-Asian Cuisine - details to follow..."

Do You Eat SPAM®?
"Yes"

If You Could Only Eat One Cuisine for the Rest of Your Life, What Would It Be?
"Japanese"