He grew up in St. Louis, and went to college nearby at Lindenwood U. But once Patrick Connolly came to the East Coast to study at Johnson & Wales in Providence, RI, he knew he wanted to stay. First came a job at Empire in Providence, then he moved on and up to Radius, considered by many as Boston's finest restaurant. He quickly rose through the ranks there to become executive chef, doing the kind of job that got him nominated for the James Beard Foundation's Rising Star Chef Award this ...

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