Welcome to a short but packed bonus episode with Michelin-starred pastry chef, Monique Chan.
Monique turns the tables and begins interviewing ME about my experiences and struggles with creativity and productivity as a mother, the passion I felt for wedding photography, and even my perceptions of myself. Then Monique goes on to share her own definition of what it means to be an artist and discusses her experiences balancing creativity and productivity both as a chef herself and as a manager of other chefs.
Monique graduated first in her class at her Parisian pastry school, then went on to work in renowned bakeries, five star hotels and multiple Michelin starred restaurants including The French Laundry. Her latest achievement was serving as Executive Pastry Chef of Écriture in Hong Kong, which received two Michelin stars in a record-breaking seven months after opening.
When I interviewed Monique, the two of us simply could *not* stop conversing and we grudgingly got off the phone almost an hour past our intended stopping time. As my poor editor Justin struggled to cut down the episode, he called me and said this was a conversation that was fascinating to him as an artist, and deserved to be a standalone bonus episode. So - here we are! I hope you enjoy it!
And please, if any of these topics get you thinking, let me know your thoughts - drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you!!
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Monique's Original Interview
Monique's Storied Recipe: Homemade Croissants!
You may want to refer to these helpful videos from Monique along the way! They really helped me.
How To Contact Monique Chan, Owner of Chez Momo
YouTube: The Real Chez Momo
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