Career-switchers often find success in the restaurant industry. But few have come further, faster, than Bryan Emperor. Once a Master of the Universe on Wall Street, where he worked as a trader for Lehman Brothers, he's found his culinary groove as chef/gm at Kalu Asian Kitchen in Charlotte, NC, which opened last September. It's been some start for Kalu. The place earned a 2010 Esquire Best New Restaurant nod, while Emperor won the Southeast region in Food & Wine's The People's Best New ...

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