Watch Chef Leigh Hesling on FOX8 Reality: Executive Chef
Leigh Hesling is the Executive Chef of both Print Works Bistro and Green Valley Grill in Greensboro. With his mantra of “nearer the farm to the fork, the better the flavor,” you will often see him at the farmer’s market and transporting his fresh vegetables in style in his London “Veggie” Taxi. Green Valley Grill, located adjacent to O.Henry Hotel, is a Mediterranean influenced restaurant with Tuscan sensibilities. Nearby Print Works Bistro, next door to Proximity Hotel, features creative comfort foods of an authentic European bistro. Before moving his family to North Carolina in 2005 to join the Quaintance-Weaver team, Chef Hesling traveled the world for five years as a chef with the Queen Elizabeth 2 and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Prior to the ships, his culinary training started in Australia and took him to several countries before cooking at several restaurants in England. His appetite for fresh, local and seasonal ingredients stems from his upbringing on a farm in the mountains near Cairns, Australia. His family grew much of what they ate, from livestock to fruits and vegetables, and that instilled in him a healthy respect for those who work the earth.