Today we want you to meet chef extraordinaire Dame Danielle Turner! Wait till you find out what an innocent mix up caused major hilarity during her culinary externship!
The best thing about being a Dame:...
Definitely the secret handshake! Seriously, I've really enjoyed getting to know so many talented and accomplished women.
Biggest career triumph to date:
I have two. My first national television appearance - I appeared on three episodes of the Mr. Food syndicated cooking show and I got to work as food stylist for the Meals on Wheels cookbook.
Funniest/Most Embarrassing Thing that happened in my career:
The first night of my restaurant externship in culinary school I made a base for 200 soufflés with salt instead of sugar. The salt and sugar were in two huge unlabeled bins right next to each other. Lesson learned.
If I didn't have this career, I would be:
An anchor on The Today Show or a writer.
My favorite kitchen utensil is:
My tongs. They're like an extension of my hand
Les Dames d'Escoffier DC
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