Hello and thank you for tuning in…
I apologize for neglecting to update you all recently, but I have been working very, very hard. I landed a 5-day private chef gig, several translation jobs, a vintage photo shoot consultant gig and wrapped up teaching a 2-month basic professional cooking program.
I would like to send a special thank you to those who have shown an interest in sponsoring me. I am flattered beyond words. I would like you to know that I am working extra hard to pull my own weight and in no way expect to get where I am going solely on donations. I have been corresponding with Slow Food representatives to get additional details on the festival. I have also been corresponding with fellow chef Peppe Zullo, about possible learning opportunities and I have been investigating local festivals and classes available in Italy.
At the moment I am working out transportation kinks between the different Italian regions I intend to visit. I am also working on adding London into my itinerary. There is an awesome butchery class (albeit a bit expensive) that I am dying to take. It would be nice to have another round at Waxy O´Connors with Alex, Ricky, Hamish and Phil. I also recently made an acquaintance with a charmingly annoying guy named Peter, who has promised to show me the ropes of Hungarian cuisine. I look forward to seeing him again and basking in his refreshing sarcasm and biting wit, all spoken with an amusing British accent.
I am much closer to my goal of approximately $4000. By the end of the month I hope to have at least half of that. On my pending to-do list for Mission Europe, I am scoping business card print shops, meeting with seamstresses for new uniforms and hope to book my classes and flights in a very near future. I will do my best to keep you all updated. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to read about my progress. Perhaps next time I will post about some of the culinary experimentation I have been doing in my scarce free time just to switch things up a bit.
Below I have included the options available for those looking to sponsor me. I am working on getting a mainland (contiguous 48 states) USA bank account, but this is still not for sure. Remember that as a sponsor you can request one of the “incentives” (if anyone has a better suggestion on what to call these (compensation, reward, etc) as none of the names I have thought of sound quite right, it would be much appreciated) from the list I posted previously.
I hope to write again soon and have more news. Until then, take care and *cough cough* consider sponsoring me. 🙂
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