Bill Pilgrim

Markon Member Chef
“One night we ate fresh corn picked just an hour before dinner. I couldn’t even tell you what we had as a protein because the corn was so amazing—that’s all I remember eating. I would be embarrassed to say how many ears I ate that night, but I will never forget the stunned look on my future father-in-law’s face as he handed me that last ear of corn. Maybe it was a look of approval, since I did get his blessing to marry his daughter before going back to Arizona.”
“As a young child, my grandmother had a garden in our backyard and while she was cooking, she would ask me to go pick jalapenos, tomatoes, and squash. That garden made a big impression on me and my life. I believe that is where my passion for food and fellowship developed. On Sundays our family would gather at my grandparents’ home to eat and laugh. I believe that no matter what happens in life there is no better feeling than gathering around the dinner table with your family and friends.”