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From Chez Panisse to Chez Calgary

In April of this past year I went to Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. A dream come true, for sure! Alice Waters was an absolute inspiration and beacon as I made my way through chef school, knowing I was making my way to her. When I got to Chez I did meet Alice a couple […]

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an homage to chez panisse

Every once in a while I find myself cooking a meal or working with ingredients that remind me so much of my spring time spent working at Chez Panisse. It was April and the kitchen was full of fresh, green spring produce. I had never peeled asparagus, prepped artichokes or shelled fava beans, but I […]

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on the line

“And Jenn, you’ll help Aaron with the main course for the second seating,” JP announced at dinner. “Are you okay with that?” “Of course. No problem,” I cooly and calmly said. Could he tell that I was doing cartwheels inside my head? Was he really asking to take part in dinner service at Chez Panisse? […]

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au revoir

We had breakfast at La Note the morning Mark left. Still full from our incredible meal at Chez Panisse the night before, we enjoyed a lighter breakfast at this lovely provencal style restaurant. Lunch was once more slice of pizza at the Cheeseboard and some great music by Trio Paz. The Cheeseboard usually has a […]

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dinner downstairs

It was almost exactly one year ago that I was eating upstairs at the Chez Panisse Café with Mark and had my most profound epiphany that “THIS” is what I wanted to be doing – to cook food like this, is a place like this. Little did I know how powerful I would be to […]

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