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Not just good eats, he has great determination

Posted: 03/27/2014 9:28 AM | Comments: 0

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Discovering a new place to go out for dinner for me is often as easy as being sent to shoot a photo for a restaurant review. I have a handful of places I like to go to for particular dishes and rarely stray from this list, but when I was sent to Gasthaus Gutenberger a few weeks ago I found that I might just have to make room for a new restaurant.

After taking the requisite photos I asked the owner and head chef if I could get his story.

"I always loved cooking, got it from my grandmother. BBQ's and Sunday brunches after church. It's the only thing I was ever good at. So, when I was sixteen I decided to go into the cooking field. Just normal fast-food restaurants, hotels and then one time I decided to come here for an interview. Nineteen years old, I walked in here, the previous owner was a master chef ... I asked him if he would take on a student. He said yes, and then ten years later I became the owner of the place, working up the ladder. From prep-cook to line cook to sending me to school, then sous chef then head chef at 23, then a few years later he sold."

"It was always about moving forward, you always have a dream. My dream was to own a restaurant. I don't take no for an answer, the only thing holding me back was long hours, weekends, holidays, you lose your life."

What is your greatest fear at this point?

"Failure."

Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press

Owner and head chef Jereme Labelle, with the Bratwurst Appetizer and the Platter of Schnitzels.

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