Chef Hubert Siefort - Dining on Life


Once a month, C Magazine sits down with a prominent Columbus figure to discuss how they spend their time out of the office and between paychecks. This month, we sat down with Spagio owner and family man, Chef Hubert Siefort.

C Magazine: How do you relax after work?
Chef Hubert Siefort: Invite friends and co-workers over to cook and drink wine.

C Magazine: If your life were turned into a reality show, what would it be called?
Siefort: Eat, Drink and Be Happy.

C Magazine: The finest thing in life is_________?
Siefort: Having dinner with your family.

C Magazine: What is the most overrated ingredient?
Siefort: Balsamic Vinegar.

C Magazine: Ever been hunting for truffles?
Siefort: Yes.

C Magazine: What inspires you?
Siefort: Walking at a market or farm, buying something fresh, and then make it into a great dish.

C Magazine: You have to live off of one’s country’s cuisine forever—whose do you choose?
Siefort: Spain’s.

C Magazine: Two words that best describe you?
Siefort: Humor and loyalty.

C Magazine: What business would make a good addition to Grandview?
Siefort: Anything independent or family owned.

C Magazine: What is the finest spirit you’ve ever had the pleasure of enjoying?
Siefort: 1947 Chateau d’Yquem.

C Magazine: This far in your life, what is the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
Siefort: Crickets.

C Magazine: Aside from survival, is there ever any reason to eat Chef Boyardee?
Siefort: There’s no reason for it. It’s pure laziness.

C Magazine: Where do you rank Columbus as far as cities to dine in the country?
Siefort: In the top ten.