Suggestions With Interview

Lounge By Rylan Updated 7 Nov 2009 , 8:30pm by Rylan

Rylan Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 3:46am
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Hi everyone. I got a chance to interview Chef Dominique Crenn of The Next Iron Chef. I was wondering if any of you can give me any suggestions of what questions to ask. I have a lot in mind but I want to know what questions and answers people would like to hear.

Thanks everyone!

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tatorchip Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 3:51am
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OMG

tatorchip Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 3:53am
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I would be like a little girl (giggling) I will have to think on that, so glad for you OMG

Rylan Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 3:57am
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Hehe, she is actually my favorite so I immediately contacted her when she got eliminated. I really like her a lot.

tatorchip Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 4:02am
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tell us all the details

Rylan Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 4:16am
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I'll be posting the details on my website once I get the interview done. It all started when I contacted her and told her how much of a fan I was to her. I then asked if she could accomodate an interview if she has time. She said she could and here I am now super happy.

tatorchip Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 4:21am
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I would have never been able to pull that off, I am so excited for you, let us know when you post it.

CONGRATULATIONS RYLAN (((((((((HUG))))))))))

Rylan Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 4:28am
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Thanks Deborah! (((((((HUG)))))))). If you can think of any good questions, let me know.

grandmom Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 9:47am
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Goes to show the answer is always NO if you don't ask!!

Congratulations and have fun with it!

-K8memphis Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 10:50am
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Ask her what keeps her going. So many in this field give up before they start whether or not they go to culinary school. Then of the those few that are left who are gifted, passionate and driven often become uncooked meatloaf from the industry itself chewing them up and spitting them out in pieces.
The hours are long, back breaking and you work evenings, holidays and weekends-- the worst time if you ever want to have a life. Kitchen equipment even in fine dining leaves much to be desired. How does she keep going physically and emotionally.

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Mike1394 Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 10:59am
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When is FN going to fire all the wannabes, and actually go back to having Chefs on the network. Long live PBS icon_biggrin.gif

Good Luck on the interview.

Mike

tatorchip Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 5:07pm
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What was her worst and best moment on the show?

Rylan Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 6:23pm
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Thank you all for the response. I never thought of what Kate mentioned, atleast I have an idea now.

Grandmom, I don't get what you mean, hehe. Could you clarify it for me? =]

tatorchip Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 6:27am
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Did you get enough ideas, still haven't thought of anything yet lol

-K8memphis Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 6:08pm
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Ideas you probably already thought of:

What's the grossest thing you ever put in your mouth?

What's the funniest thing that ever happened in the kitchen

What was your closest call in the kitchen--either getting food out to the table and/or accident wise.

What's your most memorable event

Ask her to name drop some celbs she's cooked for
(example--my kid has cooked for Oprah and Thomas Keller and Gordon Ramsay & his wife and Laura Bush to name a few...)

What's something you were glad nobody ever found out.

So maybe some of that goes off the record but just some brainstorming type thoughts for you.

Rylan Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 7:06pm
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Kate, those are great questions! I'm definitely asking those. THANKS!

Also, do you think it's appropriate to ask her questions about the tension between her and one of the contestants? On the show, it shows that there is something going on between him and this other chef. I'm not sure if it's only for drama or there really is something going on.

-K8memphis Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 7:08pm
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Oh I think so!! yes!

Rylan Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 7:53pm
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Thanks, I just wanted to make sure. I can't wait for the interview.

mkolmar Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 12:22am
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Congrats on getting to interview her.

What's the one thing that has kept her going?
Has she ever felt like leaving the field?
Does she ever take a break or get a vacation?
What is her dream in life professional and personal?
What would her last meal here on Earth be?
What advice does she have for future Chefs or those considering the field?
If she could change something in the industry what would it be?

A Chef for many years (hundreds) has been considered a mans field (especially in France where she is from). Has she ever experienced issues with this? *Goodness sakes I have and I've not been in the field as long as she has so I'm interested in that one*

Get lots of sleep Rylan and make sure to keep us posted!

Rylan Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 8:30pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mkolmar

Congrats on getting to interview her.

What's the one thing that has kept her going?
Has she ever felt like leaving the field?
Does she ever take a break or get a vacation?
What is her dream in life professional and personal?
What would her last meal here on Earth be?
What advice does she have for future Chefs or those considering the field?
If she could change something in the industry what would it be?

A Chef for many years (hundreds) has been considered a mans field (especially in France where she is from). Has she ever experienced issues with this? *Goodness sakes I have and I've not been in the field as long as she has so I'm interested in that one*

Get lots of sleep Rylan and make sure to keep us posted!




Thanks! I love those questions! I'll definitely ask those.

Thanks for the suggestions!

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