First, big shout out to Tyler and Wendy for hooking us up with this incredible experience!
Next, giant shout out to Jason Knibb, executive chef of Nine Ten restaurant in La Jolla!
Jarom has been a total foodie for a long time, and has dreams of retiring to Hawaii and opening his own restaurant. For his birthday, I was able to arrange for him to shadow this AMAZING chef at a swank La Jolla restaurant. He was there for about 7 or 8 hours on Saturday. Chef Jason gave him a chef coat and showed him the ropes. He had a total blast, and can't wait to get back there. He actually worked... plated food, cooked a few things, total once in a lifetime experience-except they invited him to come back and do it again whenever he wanted!!! He is already trying to figure out when he can get back there! Jason and I went in before closing and Jarom made food for us. He was on cloud 9 and couldn't stop talking about what an incredible day he had. I can't stop thinking about how much I'm going to enjoy letting him use his skills to cook for the family from now on!!
This is before he went in. He wasn't sure what to expect... I think he thought they would make him mop floors and wash dishes, but he was still stoked!
Jarom and Chef Jason. This is one seriously nice guy. He is also a seriously skilled chef. If you are near La Jolla, save your $$ and go to his place! You will not be sorry!
Still smiling after a full day in the kitchen! I love this kid!!!