Before they earned Michelin Stars or hosted TV shows, here’s how 11 famous food personalities kicked off their culinary careers
Whether it’s fast-food purgatory or a brainless post on the retail frontlines, your first job tends to be a not-so-glamorous introduction to the working world. While the source of your first paycheck probably isn’t occupying prime space on your resume, for some it’s an unlikely start on a winding career path, especially if it’s your passion. For many of the biggest chefs in the country, their first kitchen jobs got them hooked. Whether it was through entrepreneurial endeavors, such as Guy Fieri’s childhood pretzel stand (pictured), or by accident, here are the stories of how 11 culinary superstars entered the ring.