NoVa chef wants to do for pasta what craft brewing did for beer
Gabriel Key didn’t set out to become a chef. In fact, his bachelor’s degree was in East Asian studies and communications. But a fateful encounter led him to quit his job, sell his car and leave everything behind to work at a restaurant in Italy. That experience set the stage for his latest venture. Heard of craft beer? Well, this is craft pasta.
Each week, the 46-year-old Herndon resident makes a batch of noodles by hand. Under the name Foggy Mountain Pasta, he sells his artisan pasta directly to restaurants and at farmer’s markets across Northern Virginia. He said he started the business out of a need to support his family, a desire to be his own boss and a passion for food.
(Photo by David Stuck)