The dust is now beginning to settle after Fridays final. I’ve not been inundated with offers, but I’ve had the offers I want. Interestingly, throughout the entire show, no one ever asked me why I had entered the competition. There were definitely a few days when I thought that myself. I’m am so pleased I have though. I’ve learnt a lot, I’ve made some great friends for life, cooked in the worlds best restaurants and made a grown man cry. Not a bad outcome from the show.
I always knew I would never give up flying. Unless I was offered a long term contract with a large salary, why would I? I was still working while most of the filming was done. Work were extremely flexible though when I needed it. I’m currently working on my options. I want to cook, to learn and so everyone can come and eat my food. I want people to come because they want to eat my food, not because it is dinner out. I have a few options which could certainly make this work. I’m also under no illusion that this will be very hard work. Enjoyable though.
My current thoughts are to hopefully run a couple of pop-ups a month. Midweek and weekend, hopefully in the city centre and local. While writing my book in the back ground and getting this published as soon as possible. I think a year for that is optimistic. I want the book to be a progression from some absolute basics and fundamentals, time saving midweek meals, and then some showstoppers that are MasterChef worthy. Fingers crossed I can put my own recipes in. This should cover a broad spectrum of abilities and encourage everyone from children to people thinking its their time for the show. Basically what this blog is all about, but a book is easier to navigate! Any suggestions are more than welcome, please enter in the comments below.
Back to the competition. I am currently writing a full diary of events from start to finish. This then needs to be proof read so that I don’t give away any MasterChef secrets. Although I don’t think there are many left.