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What were you doing before your conversion? What are the reasons that made youthere was Retraining in the kitchen ?
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Can you tell me about your journey as a self-taught chef?
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What values do you associate with to the kitchen ?
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Are there any chefs who have assigned you?HRecently InspiredH ?
I be : There is a chef said to me HstandardHInspiredH And who taught me so much without even knowing it, J.J“It’s Alain Passard. I met himthere was I’Hwhen owhere I worked in advertisingH And he knew my passion for cooking. He said to meH To be part of the Arp ClubHGe and there I wentH Forty times, it dazzles meHEmbarrassed by his cooking style without imitating him. my love forHchewing gum drHIt stems largely from the influence of Alain Passard on me.
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what is k level Signature ?
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Tell us about your kitchen, you provide a kitchen IHgumiHRe, why did you make this choice?
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When we enter your restaurant progress, to What should we“to wait?
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I have been involvedthere was I“HTop Chef’s mission, qu“is what prompted youthere was Register as a candidate?
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do you have dr“Other career aspirations?
I be : I want to continue my careerHRe by opening other restaurants, PRHPodcast feeling or sharing to THIHVision to express the importance of eating toHseasonal fruits and vegetables. i have drHIto sensitiveH children to This thread is in HKindergarten I would like to continue this kind of work to spread my message about healthy and sustainable food.
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