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Wonder-chef, 14, who started
cooking ´because he didn´t like
his mother´s food´ to join
$160-a-head Beverly Hills restaurant

Daily Mail (UK), by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/27/2013 5:52:22 PM

At the age of 14 you may expect burger and chips or pizza to be on the menu, but a teenage chef has wowed the food world so much with his experimental fine dining that he has been taken on by a top Beverly Hills restaurant. Child prodigy Flynn McGarry has cooked for more than 120 people, run a pop-up restaurant with an 18-course tasting menu and impressed critics and diners over his three year career which began at the tender age of 11. And next week the San Fernando Valley schoolboy will head the kitchen at Beverly Hills´

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 1/27/2013 6:01:25 PM     (No. 9142971)

Once again, I have to read from a British paper about inspirational Americans doing what real Americans do best - follow their inspirations and dreams. This is a wonderful story.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 1/27/2013 6:13:36 PM     (No. 9142999)

Awesome. Thanks for posting.
I am always amazed by those that can cook well and have the confidence to share their creations with others.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: trackman999, 1/27/2013 6:18:16 PM     (No. 9143009)

Will the obama govt close him down citing child labor laws?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: K620, 1/27/2013 6:29:53 PM     (No. 9143024)

Possibly, #3. But then again, it´s FOOD, and the Mooch would not let really good food be shut done (just food for us peons). Thank heavens, the Nannies were not around to shut down Mozart.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/27/2013 6:35:32 PM     (No. 9143034)

Hope he is paying his full share of taxes to support the layabouts in California. I understand that at the latest count, there are 16,534,221 layabouts out there. All democrats, by the way.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Labrador Heaven, 1/27/2013 7:20:18 PM     (No. 9143085)

all the overseas press do a better job covering the real news than does ANY of our corporate-and-lobbyist owned media entities. How often do you read or see a real story of the goings-on in Greece, for example, in our press? Never! You have to go off the continent.

That said, I love this story. Wish it would run somewhere in the US to give some inspiration to kids, if their parents still read and comprehend...or even bother.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Daylily, 1/27/2013 7:36:55 PM     (No. 9143108)

Wonderful article about a most talented young man (actually still a boy). I especially like the great support he obviously gets from his mother. A shining future hopefully is ahead for him. I´m so impressed.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/27/2013 7:45:21 PM     (No. 9143121)

Whoa! This is not a Daily Mail scoop. He was written up in The New Yorker last April, nearly a year ago. And has had a lot of other attention here. We are just reading a great deal of the Daily Mail to the exclusion of other publications?

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/goingson/2012/04/flynn-mcgarry-chef-eureka.html

Most of the Mail´s articles on the U.S. are expanded versions (some darned near plagiaristic) of articles published here by AP and others with a lot of photos added. Good stuff, but hardly original journalism.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/27/2013 7:48:42 PM     (No. 9143124)

And here he is at ABC News.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/teen-chef-flynn-mcgarry-makes-debut-at-beverly-hills-restaurant/

And Business Insider:

http://www.businessinsider.com/teen-chef-cooks-in-beverly-hills-2013-1

And the New York Daily News last June:

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/13-year-old-flynn-mcgarry-hot-chef-teen-gaining-fame-monthly-pop-up-dinners-served-los-angeles-home-article-1.1101875

Interesting kid, and he has one heckuva press agent.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 1/27/2013 8:11:59 PM     (No. 9143152)

I admire anyone who figures out their calling early in life. Think how good he´ll be in his 30s.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/27/2013 8:22:57 PM     (No. 9143163)

A really inspiring story. How great is it to have such a passion and know what you want to do in life at such a young age. He must be one in a million.

A far cry from feral youth that will never work. Maybe it´s because he has two parents that are willing to let him follow his passion.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Theeo, 1/27/2013 8:56:58 PM     (No. 9143219)

Ah yes, a precocious cook with a mountbank agent who has made the youth his personal gold mine.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/27/2013 8:58:25 PM     (No. 9143222)

This is very similar to how Bobby Flay started his career. He really didn´t follow a traditional path either. I wish the young man much luck and sucess in his chosen path.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/27/2013 9:38:38 PM     (No. 9143273)

It sounds like another situation where a celebrity is created out of a nobody in order to make a story. Child prodigy? What makes him a prodigy? Because he found a hobby he likes and turned it into a career? I have a feeling all the fawning and fussing is more based on his being young than on the quality of his food. Most of the food industry these days is all about hype and is just as phony as the artworld. I am sorry if I offend the "gourmonds" out there, but all that nouvelle cuisine and such is quite ridiculous to me. I love good food but I think the whole "chef craze" and cooking obsession over the past several years is just as bad as Honey Boo Boo and the Kardashians.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/27/2013 9:54:25 PM     (No. 9143294)

Don´t like your circumstances?
Change them yourself.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 1/27/2013 11:05:18 PM     (No. 9143360)

He will go far with food like this. Don´t you all love this stuff?

Dishes on offer on Wednesday will include a sunchoke confit with dehydrated grapefruit followed by smoked sturgeon and beef with wild mushrooms, celery root, black vinegar and coffee.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: redink, 1/27/2013 11:35:09 PM     (No. 9143383)

Good for them, but why did the mom say she spends money on more expensive foods but lowers the price of their pop-up parties just to indulge her son´s passion, but not to make money?
Why the emphasis from the parents on not making money? They can certainly do both. He has a talent...make some money folks. That´s the American way.
Have we gotten to the point where making money from something you´re good at is shameful?
Oh...and what´s with the term "progressive American" cuisine?
How about "Independent American Cuisine", or "American Capitalist Cuisine", or heck--Elbow Grease Cuisine.

What does progressive mean anyway besides making sure people know you don´t like making money?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/28/2013 12:03:48 AM     (No. 9143400)

So by some naysayers here, Mozart and Beethoven weren´t prodigy´s either. They just had a little hobby. This is also an excellent example of how homeschooling can let a child set loose his imagination instead of curtailing it with boredom of public school. His menu for Wednesday sounds very ambitious and inventive.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: anonymous, 1/28/2013 3:33:02 AM     (No. 9143468)

Just not too fancy, kid. I don´t want my plate to look as if someone is trying to embroider it with avocado dip so that it resembles a spider-web surrounding a tiny pretzel or some such. Just put lashings of food on the plate and I´m happy - I don´t want to have to rush out to McDonalds straight after.

In all seriousness, congratulates on your new position and may the future bring just rewards, kiddo.

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