The assets of a celebrity chef are abundant in front of the camera or a group of people who bought a ticket for Oprah and have the pleasure of watching the cooking segment with a notable culinarian.
Yet, it’s the assets the viewer seldom sees that catapults the well-known chef from stove top to star. And in many cases, today’s celebrity had a plan calculated and plotted in advance just as any successful traveler charts the journey.
A significant way to flourish along the way to notoriety is to take advantage of each step by engineering the next step in the process of success. I continually discuss my plan for the day and the road to culinary stardom isn’t any different.
My dear friend, Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel, l began his lengthy jaunt to celebrity by hosting cooking classes in St. Paul,
If you have visions of footlights in your future you will need to heighten your game in order to gain entry into theirs. It doesn’t come easy.
Chef Tony Ounpamornchai (pictured here) wants to do more than just run his restaurants in
Aside from penning a Thai cookbook, Tony O is taking on cooking classes. His first class will be held at the popular Sur la Table in Montgomery Village in
This is not an easy fete for any busy chef. However, it is a tremendous step towards increasing your following, becoming better known in the community, developing a customer community and also adding to your creative ability.
On Monday evening, June 15, at 6:00 p.m. Tony will host his first cooking class along with his sous chef, Hunter Bryson. The duo will discuss Thai cooking techniques and unveil the secrets to some fabulous Thai dishes. The menu consists of Princess Green Papaya Salad – Filet Mignon Salad – Coconut Spicy & Sour Soup – Chicken Satay with home made Peanut Sauce – Red Curry with Chicken and Pumpkin and Thai Ice Tea Sorbet.
If you happen to be in the area and want to gain a few pointers on how the first steps towards celebrity, stop in to Sur la Table. There are a few positions still available.
In the meantime, hone your skills, take some time and explore the possibilities of teaching a cooking class in a neighborhood culinary store near your restaurant. It could lead to bigger things and much brighter lights.