Downtown Denizen - Allen Drayton

Allen Drayton
Head chef, The Market

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
That my favorite hobby is cooking and taking care of my lady. Also, I have 6 brothers and 4 sisters.

What was your favorite subject in school?
Oceanography.

If you won $100 million, what would you buy first?
My own restaurant.

If you had to choose just one place to vacation every year for the rest of your life, where would it be?
Egypt.

What is you proudest accomplishment?
Being a head chef.

If someone were to make a movie about your life, who would you hope would play you?
Denzel Washington.

If you had to teach something, what would you teach?
The Bible.

What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life?
Mechanic, machine operator, and owner of a mechanic shop.

Do you have a favorite quote or saying that inspires you?
My grandfather used to tell me, “You might give out, but never give up.”

Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Restaurant Queen.

Who is your favorite Muppet?
Zoot.

What was the last great movie you saw?
The Green Mile.

If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, what would it be?
Don’t make the same mistakes that you’ve already made.