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By Leonard Gentieu

“Dining out? Here’s a glimpse of the key global of chaos simmering in the back of the swinging kitchen doorways. arrange to be astonished.” — Lynn Carter, retired president, Capital One financial institution; board member, American show Centurion financial institution.
“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. pro 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 one among 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 exertions, heart classification fight and the will to make whatever of your self it doesn't matter what stumbling blocks existence may perhaps installed your approach – no matter if a studying incapacity, battle, failure, loss of life, extra failure, love and loss, you identify it.
Chef Gentieu’s tale shuns the exasperated tone of misunderstood inventive genius, the craze of punk uprising and the grandeur of Falstaffian extra that you just locate in such a lot of different chef books. His actual existence reviews from the rough-and-tumble international of eating place possession over a number of a long time, besides the teachings he took from these moments, make for an exciting, informative and encouraging memoir that may entice an individual 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 enterprise than “for the following or to-go” and “rare, medium or well-done.
About Leonard Gentieu
Chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur and instructor with a long time of expertise, Chef Gentieu’s specialist list is either various and deep. An honors graduate of the Culinary Institute of the United States, 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 couple of government Chef and administration positions at eating places, motels and golf equipment all through vital California. at the moment Chef Gentieu and his spouse, Midge, personal and function Papagallo Yacht Charters in Morro Bay, California.

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