Being a high profile Chef has it’s fair share of perks, I can honestly proclaim with a level of expertise that celebrities like to eat. In my career I have had the opportunity to meet and cook for many famous people. I thought it would be interesting to compile a list and recall some of the experiences I have had dealing with celebrities from all walks of life.
Fresh out of culinary school I worked at the Gran Cru in Orlando, Florida. It was French fine dining restaurant located in the Sheraton Plaza Hotel.
One busy night Barbara Eden, the star of “I Dream of Jennie,” the popular TV series from the late 60’s came in for dinner. I recall Barbara Eden ordered a “blue moon” burger. This is a burger with blue cheese inside.
King Albert II of Belgium also dined while I worked at the Gran Cru. He had Belgium Busch beer and Belgium chocolates shipped in so we would have them on hand for him. During my time there we also prepared food for the World Cup Soccer Champions of 1994.