Look who's cooking in Williams: Anna's Grand Canyon Coffee & Cafe

Anna’s Grand Canyon Coffee & Cafe Chef Salvador Ruiz takes a break after the lunch rush. Ryan Williams/WGCN

Anna’s Grand Canyon Coffee & Cafe Chef Salvador Ruiz takes a break after the lunch rush. Ryan Williams/WGCN

The Chef: Salvador Ruiz, Anna's Grand Canyon Coffee & Cafe

What's Cooking: American, Chinese and Mexican entrees

What is your most popular dish?

The most popular dish people ask for is the Grand Canyon Burrito, which is really great. That's a good burrito.

What do you recommend?

My favorite is the chicken fried steak. I love the chicken fried steak. It's really good.

What do you recommend for dessert?

We have all kinds. Or turnovers are good. Cherry and apple. Those are very delicious. We make them here fresh. Everything is fresh here.

What is your favorite part of the job?

My favorite part of the job is cooking for the people. I love their expressions when the plate goes out to them looking really, really presentable. That's what they look for. Everybody is very satisfied.

What is your background?

I have lived in Williams all my life. I never left. I went to Williams High School. I started as a dish washer and then worked my way up to cooking. And I love cooking. I've been doing it for about 20 years. I was at Denny's for 16 years. I ended up here with Anna. This is awesome. Anna is awesome. She's something else. A good person to work for.

What is the weirdest request you've gotten recently?

There was a gentleman that came in asking for a chile relleno with cottage cheese I think. I can't remember exactly. But it just wasn't right. Let's put it that way. We did do it. And he enjoyed it.

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