You Know Your Dad’s a Chef When . . . part 1


I’ve been spending time sharing about what it’s like to be married to a chef.  But what is it like to be the daughter of a chef?  I personally don’t know, but I am very close to 3 little ones who do!

In order to really give you a picture of how we emulsify or combine restaurant and family life, we have to include the kids.   I’ve decided to start a series called, “You Know Your Dad’s a Chef When . . .”

So today is part 1 of many posts to come.

You know your Dad’s a chef when . . .

your science fair project looks like this.

cupcake photo shoot

Does food presentation affect how someone thinks food will taste?

Or this.

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Which frosting tastes better?  Homemade or store bought?

It’s really not a surprise that our life revolves around food given the fact that a chef is the head of our family.  So why should our kids’ science fair projects be any different?  And just to be clear, they did these projects on their own.  They even took 3 of the 4 pictures on this page.

It’s been fun the past few days watching our 3rd grader complete this project, as she is now capable of doing everything on her own.  Her “fancy” cupcakes turned out far better than she thought they would and the look on her face after she piped the first one was precious.

food presentation science fair project

Just 1 of the 197 pictures taken of their projects.

This is the first science fair for our kindergartner.  She of course needed to use a piping bag for her taste test as well (or a piping ziplock bag because I hate cleaning buttercream out of a real piping bag.)  I love the picture above of her squeezing the bag from the middle.  Amazingly enough all the frosting stayed in the bag and didn’t come out the top!

frosting taste test

Picture taken from the eye level of a 6 year old.

The evening was filled with friends and lots of sugar as we all tested the cupcakes and frosting to “help” the girls with their project.  A special plate was saved for Dad so he could be sure to “help” as well when he got home from work.  

(NOTE TO SELF:  take camera off burst mode before handing it to the kids or you will end up having to help them sort through 197 photos.)


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