Friday, April 30, 2010

Flying Home

All right, just thought I would give an update as to how things went in Sandpoint this week. But I suppose first I should explain a bit more of why I was going there in the first place. I said before that I was going to try out for a chef position. Well I feel more freedom to write about this now that it is over. I had driven up to Sandpoint a couple months ago to look at some property and pass out my resume to various restaurants. Not much later I was contacted by the Executive Chef/Owner of a nice steakhouse called The Hydra. After a little correspondence I found out that he was looking for a sous chef and was willing to fly me there to try it out. Well, this has always been one of my ambitions, but not having any formal training in that way (i.e. culinary school or apprenticeship), so this opportunity seemed to come out of nowhere, I was only expecting employment as a regular cook.

So everything went well, it seems like nice atmosphere to work in and the menu is great. I spent some time trying to find a rental for us, something for just a month or two, as I cannot get financing to buy in the area until I have worked for thirty days.

The job should be a good fit for me and the owner thinks so as well, so now I only have to talk this over with the family and we should be moving very soon. My only hope is that something will turn up in the housing department before we arrive as it seems to cool for long-term camping.

And for anyone interested in looking at the menu that I will be working with soon, I have a link here. Let me know what you think.


Mr. H. said...

Congratulations! The menu sounds fantastic. What a change, I hope you love your new life in Sandpoint.

Mom said...

Wow!! The chance of a lifetime for you!!! I have aways known you were capable even without the formal training. Nice to know someone else out there knows it too. I hope the housing situation comes around quickly for you all. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers!!

Brian Sibley said...

Well done, Geno! It looks (from the map) a real beauty spot in the midst of all those lakes and national forests. Happy cooking!

Ian Vance said...

nice job buddy! the menu looks great. I knew you'd knock em dead!

Roasted Garlicious said...

yummy!!! congrats and i hope your all moved into your new place!!

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