During the weekend of March 15 -18th, Terry Riesterer of Paragon Chef,
Bonnie Nicklaus of Garden of Eatin, Joannie Cahill of Dinner at Home and
host Sue Cotch of Let's Dish, gathered in Aurora Illinois for the first
annual "Culinary Diva Weekend". These APCA chefs gathered to celebrate
the friendship sown during our meeting at the APCA seminar in April
2001, undying love for culinary delights and to celebrate being in a wonderful
business where a women can express artistic talents, run their own
business and improve the quality of life for clients.
The weekend included attending Chicago's famed St. Patrick's day parade
with President Bush, visiting a glorious Wine Bar, cooking up a storm
for each other and treating their selves to elegant yet authentic Mexican
cuisine at the famed Frontera Grill. Frontera Grill is owned and
operated by cookbook author, syndicated cooking show celebrity and
restaurateur (of several successful establishments), Rick Bayless.
There was a discussion on being an APCA Personal Chef with Rick who was
fully versed in the profession and has a chef on staff who actually was
a Personal Chef prior to joining one of Rick's other restaurants,
Topolobampo. Candy met Rick's wife, Deanne, at the WCR convention this last October
(Women Chefs & Restaurateurs) where both were speakers.
See what can happen when you join an organization dedicated to not only
promoting your business, but promoting a positive attitude, good will
and friendship amongst its members!
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