Because when life gives you lemons, make Lemon Rosemary Grilled Lamb Chops, Lemon Herb Roast Chicken, Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Blueberry Cake, the deliciousness is endless! I wish life would give me a TREE full of lemons!
After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Supply Chain Management and International Business, I decided the corporate life wasn't really my cup of tea. So I had to dig a little to figure out my next step.
Coming from a family of restauranteurs and having worked front of the house in restaurants all through high school and university, the restaurant business has always been a part of me. In fact, I would spend at least one day a week while in university cooking all day as a way to relieve stress. I loved to entertain and would throw parties as if my house was a restaurant. That's when I figured it was clear. Food is my passion. I love to eat, cook, talk about food, watch people cook, teach people to cook, and there was no more denying it. I enrolled in culinary school.
With my culinary degree in hand, I was sure I was on my way to becoming Executive Chef of my own restaurant. However, life had other plans for me as I soon found myself traveling the world with royal families, high power executives, global leaders, politicians, A-list celebrities, etc and cooking for them on their private jets.
I loved the challenge of having to source ingredients all around the world to create elegant meals within the perimeters of an airplane galley and still being able to create that "wow" factor every time. It really honed my organizational skills and being able to cook in any type of kitchen. It was an extremely exciting job but alas, after almost 10 years of being a worldwide chef, I decided to make Los Angeles my home and to share my knowlege of global cuisine and passion for amazing food with my fellow Los Angelinos.
Looking forward to sharing my years of global cuisine and travel knowlege with you, your friends, and family!
- Chef Linda Chau