Chef Five Bites: Brad Spates

Brad Spates is the lead pastry chef at Cookology, a recreational cooking school at Dulles Town Center. He studied at the Culinary Institute of America and the James Rumsey School of Culinary Arts. Spates has traveled and studied pastries worldwide, including an in-depth study of French, Italian and classical American pastry. At Cookology, he teaches classes that range from a baking boot camp to cake and cookie decorating.

1. Horse mackerel sashimi at Sushi Taro

2. Lamb roganjosh at Rasika

3. Duck confit at Café Atlantico

4. Pistachio bread pudding at Corduroy. As a pastry chef, I am pretty picky when it comes to desserts, but this won my heart over. I've only been to Corduroy once, but this is one dessert I just can't get out of my mind.

5. Spike's Village Fries at Good Stuff Eatery

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