Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Blessing in Surprise

What a week this has been! The fella's been hard at work and loving his new(ish) job chef'ing at a local, high-end restaurant. Seeing him so fulfilled has filled my heart so much. On Tuesday, however, we saw that God had an even bigger plan in store for him. The owner of the restaurant (who also owns several others in the area), called and asked him to come in for a meeting. During the course of the meeting, the fella was asked to completely rewrite the menu for one of the other establishments and present a tasting to the restauranteur and his two right hand staff members on Saturday morning.

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!


Heather said...

Wow, that's great news! Yea!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

Wow, what an opportunity! Congrats!