Apr 5, 2008

One Year In New York : A Look Back At My First Steps…

March 08 was the first anniversary of my new life in New York… Here is the story of a career changer… my story…

I was a salaried man in Paris, France and came to New York to learn cooking at The French Culinary Institute. A crazy idea I know!?!?! - as some friends and family thought, loudly or not…


In my late 30's, my stressful and humanly unsatisfying job as a engineer in a telecom company made me take a one-year break from my employer ("French law is so lenient", as one FCI administrative wrote to me…) and jump the fence - and the ocean - towards a huge change of live, with tremendous support from my beloved wife, Marie


I have always been very interested in Cooking, French and International varieties, preparing it and tasting it.


So I thought “let’s start making a living by earning some money cooking” (so far much less compared to what we earned in Paris but fulfillment and happiness are priceless, aren’t they ;-)) “and pairing it with passion...”.



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: Why the French Culinary Institute?

2 comments:

Isabelle said...

Bonjour Laurent, merci pour votre message d'encouragement! pour tout vous dire je démarre une formation en août, je me suis enfin décidée à me lancer! les choses prennent parfois du temps mais quanr on a la passion rien n'est impossible.

Tiuscha said...

Quel changement de cap ! Cela me titille aussi, une de mes amies vient de se lancer dans un CAP pâtisserie, à 30 ans passés aussi...
J'ai des enfants en bas âge, ce qui me freine pour le moment, mais qui sait un peu plus tard...