Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Chef Jon

Oh My- it has been a while since my last post!  I apologize, but life has lately been a whirlwind of activity Chez Houston.  Jon's brother, Casey, and his girlfriend, Amber, just spent a week with us.  We had SO much fun, and rest assured that more than one post will come of our adventures.  But before that, I wanted to fill you in on the most recent event in Jon's French culinary career- the reception of his diplôme.

The ESCF, being a bastion of French bureaucracy and inefficiency, finally notified Jon that his diploma was ready for pick-up... last week!  Never mind that he finished course work at the school in JUNE or that he has been successfully working at The Ritz since August.  And ignore the fact that it took a myriad of ever-increasingly urgent emails from Jon to the program director.  The important thing is that Jon has the diploma in hand.  I was so proud, I made him sign it for my camera.

I like to think about the progression he has made from his days at Chew, where it all started, and Bistro Aix, where it continued, to today.  I think my favorite thought is how happy he is with his new found skills.

From student...

To Chef...

Congratulations, Jonny!!!


  1. Aw! Yay! Congrats on the diploma, Jon! Now come back here and whip up something yummy for me :)!

  2. That's awesome! Congrats to you both...Jon, for making it through, and Katie, for suffering all these long months in Paris! Such sacrifice. :) Are you guys planning on staying for a while?

  3. Congratulations! Quite an accomplishment - may your dreams and goals continue to be realized.