One of the questions that I get asked a lot is “Why did you choose to do what you do?” And though I would like to say that it is what I always wanted to do, this is not true. What I do now has evolved from many different experiences, I dipped my toes in many waters before I got to a place that I love.
I know that every experience has had some kind of impact on my career and every thing that I tried was a stepping stone just leading me to where I am now. In some cases, things came back full circle and when it comes to the Art Institute of Seattle, this place has been an important place in my heart and career.
For one, if you intend to write about food it really helps to learn how to cook and taking cooking classes at this school was such an important learning tool for me. They used to have these intensive beginner classes that you could take. If they still offered them, I would take the whole series again.
Another important experience at the Art Institute was when I got to sneak into a reading by author Michael Rulhman when his book, The Elements of Cooking came out. This was back in 2007 when I was trying to figure out what I really wanted to do. I left there motivated and ready to write or cook but wasn’t sure what I wanted next. Here is the post.. Now, I get to come to the Art Institute for my own book signing. This culinary school has been a significant part of my journey and I am thrilled that I get to come back for this reason.
The Art Institute is a hidden gem where you can get three course dinners for $23 dollars. (see listing in the book) or just come to my book signing.
Here is the information.
“Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle” Book Signing (and Dinner) at Portfolio Restaurant.
Portfolio Restaurant at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle invites the public to a book signing and dinner. Enjoy the breathtaking view of Elliott Bay from the fifth-floor restaurant. Choose from several three-course Northwest prix fixe dinners prepared by upper-level culinary students. Perhaps order a bottle of Washington wine from Restaurant Manager/Sommelier Dieter Schafer. And mingle with food lovers.
Note: You may come for the book signing only, and not stay for dinner.
Thursday, August 18, 2011.
Book signing 4:30-7:00 pm.
Seatings for dinner at 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30 pm.
The Art Institute’s Portfolio Restaurant.
2600 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA 98121.
Book $15, cash only.
Dinner $23, cash or credit card.
Reservations for dinner required by phone 206-239-2363.
Info WineDieter@cs.com or http://www.ais.edu .