Kid Chef Henry "HotHead Henry" Hummeldorf
A little about me, Kid Chef Henry-
I currently live in Katy, Texas but spent my first 7 years of life in Mason, Ohio.
I have an older sister and brother, Ella and William.
I have 1 pet: A French Bulldog named Versace.
- Favorite Chef(s):
Emeril is who first got me interested in cooking. Since then I have become a fan of Gordon Ramsay as well as my mentor, Scotty Wagner.
- Favorite Dish to Eat:
Anything adventurous and all seafood. I also love trying new and exotic fruits from other countries and trying to figure out how to use them in a dish!
- Favorite Dish to Cook:
I love TexMex. My go to dishes are TexMex beef fajita taco with homemade chips and guacamole. And of course Tres Leches for dessert!
- When did I start cooking?
I’m not really sure. I found a picture of me at around 18 months old trying to grab a spoon to put icing on brownies! I started cooking as a toddler with simple dishes and helping my mom in the kitchen. My go to dish as a toddler was Pond Scum. I served this every Thanksgiving!
- Where did I learn to cook?
I mostly learned in the kitchen with my mom. I have taken a few cooking classes for kids over the years but learned most of my kitchen skills from my mentor, Chef Scotty Wagner.He’s awesome!
- Why Spice Mix and Hot Sauce?
I have ambitions to open my own restaurant one day. For now, while I am still in school, I decided to open my own product line that I can market on the weekends and when I am out of school. Hot Sauce is a staple at our house and is something that fits with my style of cooking, TexMex Fusion. The spice mix is used in my hot sauce, as well as a rub in many of my dishes. And, both are pretty tasty!
- Where did you get the name HotHead Henry?
Some people will tell you I am a very sweet and charming young man. I try to be!
But if you see me mess up one of my dishes in the kitchen, you will see how I earned this nickname. I am not happy with anything less than perfection.
Plus, it just sounds fun!