is a two-day working retreat for professional chefs eager to make the most of their careers. In a series of six intensive seminars hosted by award-winning cookbook authors Matt Lee and Ted Lee and conducted in the historic heart of Charleston, South Carolina, participants will shape a compelling kitchen vision—and learn practical methods for communicating that vision to others—so that they can achieve their personal and professional goals. Success in broadcast media, consumer products, and publishing requires different skill-sets from restaurant success, but what all these businesses share is a dependence on the chef’s core vision and his or her ability to express that vision to customers, viewers, readers, editors and agents. At Cookbook Boot Camp, Matt and Ted lead a select group of professional chefs in seminars whose rigorous, workshop-style exercises will produce a compelling and unique vision, and a personalized action plan for each participant, including, in the final seminar, the foundation of a cookbook proposal.
Each retreat is limited to 6 chefs and we are happy to announce that the next two sessions will take place January 12-14th and on January 19-21, 2014.
Praise for Cookbook Boot Camp:
"The information on recipe writing, photographer and stylist, editorial lingo, etc. were really invaluable---information like that is really hard to come by."
"You illuminated a few pieces of the recipe writing process that have eluded me. It was great to do it in such a small group and hear everyone speak and work thru their signature recipe."