My nephew, who has been working in restaurant kitchens since the age of 15, left his home in Colorado Springs last June for Germany for his seven-year stint in Europe’s Master Chef Program. Born in Germany, and having lived there for the first decade of his life, he is fortunate to be completely bilingual and very comfortable in his birthplace. He flew over to Germany prior to high school graduation for interviews and internship possibilities. Needless to say, we were all thrilled that he chose this path, the foodie family that we are.
While he was able to make a very quick trip home over the holidays (and almost got stuck in Denver due to the snowstorm), he had to return to Germany to school, internship, and to prepare for the upcoming pastry competition that he will be participating in. His proud parents sent us a few pictures of the dishes he is working on, which made my mouth water. I thought I would share them with you.
Best of luck to you, Ryan!