By Leonard Gentieu
“Industry secrets and techniques from an out-of-the-frying-pan and into-the-fire expert Chef.” — Lu Chi Fa, restaurateur and writer of Double success: Memoir of a chinese language Orphan
“Rare insights. Medium mellow dramas. Well-done eating place view. professional with love and laughter. Served fresh.” — Bruce Schwartz, retired CEO of Sysco meals, Los Angeles
Experience a Chef’s Fifty-Year trip! starting as a dishwasher, directly to the military mess tents, via a “day from hell” at certainly one of his winning eating places, to his thriving constitution dinner cruise enterprise. An insider’s exploration of the demanding situations and triumphs of a lifestyles within the kitchen—told with humor, frankness, optimism, and his favourite recipes!
Chasing the warmth is a vintage American story of labor, heart category fight and the need to make whatever of your self it doesn't matter what hindrances lifestyles may perhaps installed your method – even if a studying incapacity, battle, failure, dying, extra failure, love and loss, you identify it.
Chef Gentieu’s tale shuns the exasperated tone of misunderstood artistic genius, the fad of punk uprising and the grandeur of Falstaffian extra that you just locate in such a lot of different chef books. His real lifestyles studies from the rough-and-tumble global of eating place possession over a number of many years, besides the teachings he took from these moments, make for an unique, informative and encouraging memoir which could entice a person with even a passing curiosity within the American dream and the area of nutrition. Readers will see there's a lot extra to the eating place company than “for right here or to-go” and “rare, medium or well-done.
About Leonard Gentieu
Chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur and instructor with many years of expertise, Chef Gentieu’s specialist list is either different and deep. An honors graduate of the Culinary Institute of the USA, he additionally served with the U.S. military as a chef for 2 three-star generals. He has owned and operated 5 eating places and spent the ’90s in a few govt Chef and administration positions at eating places, inns and golf equipment all through principal California. presently Chef Gentieu and his spouse, Midge, personal and function Papagallo Yacht Charters in Morro Bay, California.
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