We were both blown away by the opportunity and spent our ensuing date night and next few days brainstorming and concocting gourmet twists on Southern favorites (think: a Southern caprese salad featuring a fried green tomato, pimiento and mustard greens or Brussels sprout slaw or crawfish ravioli). The fella submitted his menu ideas and shopping list and got to work practicing on these divine dishes. I was an all-too-willing taste tester for him!
Yesterday he presented his creations and completely wowed the panel. On the spot he was offered the position of Chef de Cuisine at the restaurant. He'll be in charge of creating and executing the dinner menu and ultimately responsible for its output. We are completely speechless by the opportunity, and I am completely bursting at the seams with pride for my sweet fiance. God has blessed and highly favored us, and we intend to be vessels for Him to use us through our marriage and in our careers. Plus, any career that promises an overflow of hushpuppies and honey butter is A-Okay in my book!