Human(s) of Chestnut is a continuing blog piece we run each month about a staff member in our restaurant.
Hi, I’m Jesse Edgerton, the Office Administrative Assistant for Westmoreland & Scully (parent company of Corner Kitchen & Chestnut). The three folks in the image are: Kevin Westmoreland (left), Jesse Edgerton (middle) and Kim Murray (right).
How long have you worked for Westmoreland & Scully? Since the beginning of October, 2017
What’s the best meal you’ve had at Corner Kitchen or Chestnut? Probably my favorite dish from Chestnut is the wild mushroom farrow risotto that we used to have, with grilled chicken breast added. My office is closer to Chestnut so therefore I eat there more often :).
What kitchen tool could you not live without? I have a long, narrow, thin, flexible metal spatula that I cannot live without.
If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Thick cut, butter and sorghum molasses marinated, medium rare pork chop; garlic wilted spinach; baked sweet potato with butter, salt, and pepper; buckwheat biscuit with butter and sorghum molasses.
What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had? There used to be a pizza place on Merrimon Avenue in North Asheville, and we went there once when I was a kid. I never went back because the pizza tasted like throw-up.
What’s your favorite food movie? Ratatouille
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently? When I can verify that the person involved does not actually get hurt, I find people falling down to be hilarious. The other day, my co-worker went to sit down in a chair that was lower than she expected, and she was nearly slung out in the floor. After I figured out that she wasn’t hurt, it really busted my giggle box. We had a good laugh.
What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it? I have been watching Continuum on Netflix. I am a sucker for the “person comes back to the present from the future accidentally and has all sorts of adventures and problems trying to figure out how not to disrupt the future or the present”-type shows.
How do you spend your time outside of work? I don’t have a lot of time outside of some type of work lately, but I really like to go for walks with my wife and talk about our days, call contra dances, and make and eat good food with friends.