My podcast covers all types of entrepreneurs and people from all walks of life. In this episode I have Chef Palak Patel, she shares her story of quitting her job in corporate America after 15 years and pursuing her dream of becoming a chef! Chef Palak drops lots of great advice and knowledge in this episode. Even after 15 years in a 9 to 5 she had the guts to follow her passion and make it happen! After extreme hard work and countless hours in the kitchen her perseverance paid off. She was invited to the hit TV show Chopped and came first place winning $10,000. Shortly after she appeared on the Food Network tv show “Beat Bobby Flay” and gave Bobby a whoopping to!
Chef Palak goes into more details about her experiences on Chopped and beating Bobby Flay. She also talks about giving back and her annual trip to the Emmy Awards. She gives great advice to aspiring chefs and shares a great Chicken Tikka Masala recipe which I have included the link below.
WEBSITE : CHEF PALAK PATEL
CONTACT CHEF PALAK:
KEY TIME STAMPS
(Just click the time stamp to jump to the specific part in the episode)
- [6:38] – 15 years in corporate america before becoming a chef
- [8:21] – THE GRIND
- [11:35] – Won 1st place on Chopped
- [17:20] – Beat Bobby Flay
- [19:48] – Success and Failures
- [22:11] – 20% Physical and 80% Mental
- [22:37] – Attending the Emmy Awards
- [25:20] – Giving back
- [36:03] – The Golden Nugget