Ask any professional chef and they will probably tell you the same: you don’t choose the culinary field; it chooses you.
At 20 years old it happened to me. While attending University of Colorado, Boulder I was working in a well know restaurant as a server. Disgruntled having to "wait" on people, I begged the owner for something different. She was kind enough to let me prep in the kitchen and that was all it took.
My new found passion––borderline obsession––invoked an early retirement from university education and sent me traveling throughout the United States, training under the best chefs who would give me a chance to work with them.
I knew from the start I would have my own restaurant and knew how much it would take to get there. To be successful and to be a great chef, as I had learned, you have to want it more than anything else and dedicate yourself to the craft. And so, that is what became of my life for the next twelve years.
In 2001, with the love and support from my family and friends, it all paid off and Aix Restaurant was born, quickly becoming a Denver favorite.
During those eight years, I was fortunate enough to work with the most talented chefs and to participate and collaborate in many events that humbly let me give back to a community that graciously supported us.
I’m fortunate to have traveled to many places and to be a part of a food movement that continues to foster a way of life and bring people together. I love to eat and I love to drink and I love to share it all with my family and my friends, including you, the reader.
So, whether you are an experienced professional or a novice foodie, one thing for certain:
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