EUGENE, Ore. - Billy Mac's Bar and Grill has only been around for a little more than 2 years.
However, chef and owner, Bill McCallum, has been in kitchens for around 30 years.
McCallum first started cooking back in 1977 at his fathers place, The Tree House Restaurant, right here in Eugene.
Since then he has made a name for himself with Billy Mac's, 605 W. 19th, a joint he describes as being Northwest Cuisine with a French flair.
From the entrees to the baguettes, McCallum does pretty much everything right in the restaurants kitchen himself.
He said that making everything fresh with as many local ingredients as he can not only results in a better product, but it also saves a little money - something he can transfer on to the customers.
Although, when it really comes down to it, the real reason for all the hard work is McCallum's passion for food.
In the video below McCallum demonstrates a simple chicken marinade.