Greeting Earthlings! My name is T. Stella Bernard and I am taking a long tradition called Letters of a Nomad into the modern age of blogging. You should get to know me a little before embarking on this trip.
Number one, I am passionate about everything I do!
I am a chef 13 years now and I live to cook. Nothing makes me happier than sharing my gift with others. With that in mind, I became a full time Culinary teacher two years ago with the Art Institutes. One of the most rewarding and challenging things I do these days. I have no biological children…but there are a few hundred young people out there that see me as their “responsible adult type leader”.
I spent time in Paris during my cooking years training in Michelin starred restaurants. This ignited my serious travel bug. Since, I have made trips to Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Thailand! I have studied wine, herbology, horticulture and engineering so if you need a quiz partner in the sciences….give me a jingle. Hobbies include gardening, foraging, canning and cycling.
Professionally, I am currently getting my Master of Gastronomy degree at Boston University so I can have a broader impact on my students and on my own life options. One of the things I aspire to do is write culinary curriculum for my school.
Some of the coolest things I have ever done:
- Ate a sacred meal with the monks of a temple in Phuket, Thailand.
- Met Joel Robuchon. Lived in my van and traveled around the USA for 2 years.
- Drank wine with Doug Shaffer at his winery.
- Learned to shoot a bow.
- Designed and built my own building.
- Owned my own soap company.
- Am learning how to keep bees!
Over the course of this blog you will not only learn about what I am doing, but also about what I have done and where I have been. You may even get to meet some of my very interesting and talented friends.