Vicki Freeman and Marc Meyer have been married almost as long as they’ve been in business together. Freeman, who was the general manager of Vix in Soho in 1993, hired Meyer as her chef, and from there the relationship grew into a lifelong partnership. The couple, who married in 1997, owns four of the city’s most popular farm-to-table restaurants: Cookshop, Hundred Acres, Vic’s, and Rosie’s.
While they are known for their steadfast dedication to responsibly sourced ingredients, they also have a reputation for creating restaurants with a devoted following. Customers (this writer included) quickly become regulars who never stray very far, marking the passing of life’s milestones at the same tables year after year.
Andrea Strong chatted with Marc and Vicki about the evolution of the industry, lessons learned from failure, and why it’s important to be reviewed. [Read more…]