Coming soon to a kitchen near you. . .

First off, I’m sorry for being so out of touch with everyone for the last few months.  No blog posts, no random pics of whatever I might find food wise.  Although I have been gone, hopefully I’m not forgotten.  I have been so busy these last few months that I have hardly had time to breathe, let alone compile my thoughts into an electronic form.  So what has kept me so busy?  Cooking, of course.

I have started teaching Culinary Arts at The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institute in Salt Lake City, which I thoroughly enjoy.  I also have been doing some catering, and some writing.  Since The First Timer’s Cookbook is the first in the “First Timer’s” series, I continue to pump them out, so that you don’t have to wait so long in between books.  Bye-the-way, I have been told by my wonderful publicist Karen the beautiful, that March 2 we will have books!  Yes printed, bound and tangible books! So for all those who have pre-ordered, we will have them soon.  For those who haven’t, now is your chance to get on the pre-order train and save yourself some money.  Those who pre-order won’t pay shipping and have a few other perks as well.

Thanks for being so patient through all of this for joining our ever growing group.  Each day more people join and we here at First Timer’s industries couldn’t be happier or more excited to get out there and get you all cooking!  MArch 4th will be the first of many events.  I will be teaching a cooking class at the Macy’s Little Theater in Ogden Utah, so if you want some tips on how to make (or improve) your cream soups and sauces, c’mon down.  It starts at 6 pm and will go as long as we need to.  Seating is limited, so get there early.

Thanks again for your patientce and support and look forward to some more tips, techniques and tricks here at First Timers. 

About the author, Shawn

Chef Shawn has worked in almost every segment of the foodservice industry. He holds business degrees and certificates in Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Accounting and Professional Sales. He is Certified Executive Chef (CEC) and a Certified Culinary Educator (CCE) through The American Culinary Federation. A Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) through the International Association of Culinary Professionals. He is the author of The First Timer’s Cookbook and The First Timer’s Bakebook. His work has been recognized nationwide as well as being a regular contributor to numerous food service publications and outlets and is the recipient of numerous awards-most recently the 2015 Culinary Educator of the Year through the local American Culinary Federation’s chapter-Beehive State Chef’s Association.

He the owner of multiple food service businesses and currently the host of the Business Chef Podcast.


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  2. Hillary Barney on 02/11/2009 at 3:23 AM

    How do I get on your pre-order list? I want to pre-order 3 of your cookbooks.

    That’s awesome you are doing cooking classes. I will have to look into them. I have been wanting to take a couple cooking classes.


  3. shawn on 02/11/2009 at 8:44 PM

    To pre-order either click on “Buy the book” on the front page, or you can also go to the “Buy the book” page.

    Thanks Hillary!

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