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TRES MAGNIFIQUE Now a junior at Carrboro High, Alexander Egersdoerfer attended the Kids’ Chef summer program at C’est Si Bon! Cooking School in Chapel Hill for a couple of years. In 2014, at the age of 15, he became a intern at C’est Si Bon! It’s safe to say cooking has become an obsession. Some of his more recent projects have included catering a graduation event for 40 people, donating a five-course dinner to an auction fundraiser at Triangle Day School and cooking meals for his family – mom Daniela, dad Benedikt and 13-year-old brother Chris. “It is such a pleasure to watch Alex following his passion for cooking,” his mom says. “Cooking teaches kids so many valuable lessons in nutrition, measuring, sensory awareness, language skills, art and culture.” For his part, Alex says cooking helps him relax because of the level of focus that’s required – he gets lost in it. “It’s also nice knowing that something that I absolutely love doing always results in something my entire family will love eating,” he adds. Turn the page for his beef bourguignon recipe.
chapelhillmagazine.com September/October 2015