Look who's cooking in Williams: Jeff's Place at Goldie's

Jeff Pruett, chef and owner of Jeff’s Place at Goldie’s, stands in the dining room of his classic diner on Route 66. Ryan Williams/WGCN

Jeff Pruett, chef and owner of Jeff’s Place at Goldie’s, stands in the dining room of his classic diner on Route 66. Ryan Williams/WGCN

The Chef: Jeff Pruett, Jeff's Place at Goldie's

What's Cooking: breakfast all day, steaks, chicken, burgers

What is your most popular dish?

It would probably be the Audie Omelet. That sells very well. It's named after a gentleman here from Williams. Audie Eckel. He came in one morning and said 'throw this together for me' and I did. It has green chili, onions, mushrooms, spinach, ham and sausage.

What do you recommend besides that?

Biscuits and gravy. It's very good. Very good. Nice sized biscuit with homemade gravy.

What do you recommend for dessert?

Cheesecake. We have sweet potato-maple cheesecake and ultimate chocolate, which is very good. Very rich. It's delicious.

What is your favorite part of the job?

The people who I meet. From locals to the tourists. I usually can get out and talk to the people. I like that.

What is your background?

I've been in the restaurant business since I was 13 years old. I like doing it. I've had this place for about five years now. You have to get uptown.

What is the weirdest request you've gotten recently?

I don't think anything is weird. If you want it, I'll throw it together.

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