There are many ways to characterize what it means to be a "Maker," and in this episode, Executive Chef Reed Herrick of DTLA Cheese in Los Angeles shares his philosophy behind turning passion into professional and personal satisfaction. To be a successful maker, he believes that a person has to have a certain level of focus, intensity, follow through, and finesse. Reed's dedication to being true to the ingredients featured in each of his dishes is proof that he embodies the CHOW Maker philosophy. Want to make Reed's Mushroom Melt and Raclette at home? Check out DTLA Cheese's recipes on CHOW.