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Q+A:

Chef Kerry Simon: ‘Keep it simple’

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Chef Kerry Simon attends the Epicurean Charitable Foundation 11th Annual M.E.N.U.S event at The M Resort on September 28, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

With the close of 2013, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 13 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 13 questions in 13 or fewer words.

Kerry Simon, celebrity chef and restaurateur

Living or dead, what person do you admire the most?

Michael J Fox, speaking about his medical issues/being a champion of the cause.

What is the best quality you like about a person?

Any person that makes me feel comfortable right away.

What are you currently reading?

"The places that scare you: Guide to fearlessness in difficult times" by Chödrön.

How do you prefer to get your news and literature: digital or hard copy?

Hard copy.

What is your most recognizable characteristic?

I always wear jeans and Converse shoes.

Which words or phrases do you overuse?

What's going on?

What makes you happy?

Chocolate.

What is your most prized possession?

My dog Cosmo.

What is your most embarrassing moment as a prominent figure?

Always being caught on the phone in photos or during events.

If you could make up the Nevada state motto, what would it be?

Keep it simple.

What is your greatest accomplishment in 2013?

Being involved with the Downtown Project in Las Vegas with (Tony) Hsieh and (Michael) Cornthwaite.

Any regrets this past year?

None that I can think of.

What is your top priority moving into 2014?

Good health.

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