In February, ICE student Richard Chan competed in the tenth annual S. Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition. Though he didn’t take home the top prize, we are still incredibly proud of the dish he created and how he cooked at the competition. We wanted to tell you some more about him and how he developed his passion for food. Now on his externship at Eleven Madison Park, he’s an incredible example of how following your passion can lead to a whole new career in the culinary arts.
Why did you enter the S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition?
I entered the competition because I want to test my culinary skills in a highly competitive setting with other chefs to continue to grow my culinary skills. You are only as good as your last dish so you have to continue moving. Ultimately it helps not only in your culinary skills but development in your character.
Why do you think you should be the next the S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef?
I want to be the next S. Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef because I have the love, the passion and the drive for food. I also always want to continue to learn and strive to be better because in the culinary world what is popular today is already in the past tomorrow. More…