Kenneth Turk became a chef because of allergies

Chef Turk oversees the kitchen at the YWCA Bistro.

Kenneth Turk, a graduate of Paseo High School — “the old Paseo High School,” he likes to point out — moved to Salt Lake City in the late 1990s to study education at the University of Utah. He fell in love, first with Utah (he’d like to move back there) and then with one of its residents.

He married, had a son and discovered that both his wife and child suffered from severe food allergies. That’s when Turk started cooking.

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