At just ten-years-old Flynn McGarry became interested in cooking complicated and expensive dishes and now at the age of 14, he will showcase his talent for one night at the Beverly Hills’ haute spot, Bier Beisl on January 30, where he will feature some of the New American dishes that have inspired him.
LA Weekly reported the dinner at the Austrian restaurant will involve two seating’s once at 7 p.m. and one at 8 p.m. where he will cook a 12-course meal for 40 people at the event that is already completely sold out.
While prepping for his big night at the restaurant McGarry said he feels confident.“The chef at BierBeisl is super nice and said, ‘Whatever you need, I’ll help you cook,’” McGarry said. “It was a natural thing, and it works with the restaurant’s schedule and is a lot easier to do it in a restaurant. I am going into this a lot more confident than other dinners. I started working on this Thursday, running around town getting supplies. It is a week process, which people don’t really realize.”
McGarry said it’s not about the money, he just wants to do what he loves.
“What people don’t realize is it is $160 including tax and tip for 12 courses,” he said. “For all of the events at my house, we haven’t made money, but with this event we will make a little money. However, it all goes to new dishes. It is not a moneymaking thing. We lowered the prices and we are doing more food and more expensive ingredients. We are thinking of it as a fun night. That’s how all chefs think about it – that we are getting together to enjoy good food, do what we love and have fun.”
The young prodigy has already cooked for more than 120 people at a time and worked in top restaurants all over the country. He said he knew he wanted to be a chef when he decided to create his own dishes after school. Then it was about a year later he said when his skills in the kitchen got so good that he could cook almost everything from top notch cookbooks.
“I’ve always been very creative, and I wanted to create my own dishes, and I didn’t know too much about it but I would do variations from ‘French Laundry’ and other cookbooks and would cook them for my family,” McGarry said.
Meanwhile this chef prodigy is still in school however is taught via Laurel Springs’ online private school so he can organize his lessons around what he loves to do most and that’s cook.
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