I wrote about Executive Chef Ryan Sneed of KC Hopps, a restaurant management group that owns 14 upscale-casual restaurants including Barley’s Brewhaus and The Blue Moose Bar & Grill in the greater Kansas City metro, for Recommended Daily as part of a 2015 KC Restaurant Week post. Click here to read the full story and view additional photos.

Some outtakes from my photo shoot with Chef Sneed.

Executive Chef Ryan Sneed, KC Hopps restaurant group.

Executive Chef Ryan Sneed, KC Hopps restaurant group.

Bacon Scallops with butternut squash puree.

Bacon Scallops with butternut squash puree.

Duck confit salad.

Duck confit salad.

Duck ragu pappardelle.

Duck ragu pappardelle.

Gooey butter cake.

Gooey butter cake.

Smoked mac and cheese croquettes.

Smoked mac and cheese croquettes.

Duck being prepared for confit.

Duck being prepared for confit.