http://sacslouisvuittonfr.webs.com/Jardiniere chef-owner Traci Des Jardins took the stage at last month TEDxSanJoseCA Women, and now the 11-minute video is available for your viewing pleasure.
Des Jardins begins the lecture by sharing her own story, from her childhood in the Central Valley (complete with old family photos!) to her post-high school pursuit of two passions cooking and skiing that fortuitously led to a career in the restaurant industry. She recounts tales of being the only woman, let alone the only American, in themilitaristic Michelin-star kitchens of France ( didn think about being a woman. I thought about my craft. also addresses many of the things she thinks about a chef in today world: her attitude in being a good boss,Inside Scoop SF Watch Traci Des Jardins give a talk about her upbringing, her struggles with the elitism of the fine dining world, her uncomfortable feeling around the idea of chefs as celebrities, her work with La Cocina.
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