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It’s always important to have self-confidence, to be able to know and believe that you have the strength and ability to rise to any challenge before you – we can all agree that’s a positive, right? But what happens when self-confidence turns into pompous self-absorption and our egos outpace our ability – thankfully, we have the perfect guide to answer this age-old question with Chef Pete on this week’s Raw Ingredients Podcast – the ever-exceptional restaurateur and television personality Chef Maneet Chauhan.
Born in Amritsar India, Chef Maneet has run the gamut from her humble beginnings at various hotels and restaurants back in India to graduating with honors from the Culinary Institute of America (also Chef Pete’s alma mater) to opening her own ridiculously amazing restaurant Chauhan Ale and Masala House in Nashville … oh, and also competing on a little show you may have heard of before … “Iron Chef America.” That’s right, y’all – we have a Kitchen Stadium gladiator on the pod this week, so you know it’s gonna be a good one.
But even with all of her honors, accolades and achievements, Chef Maneet exudes the essence of why taming the ego and highlighting humility are absolutely vital keys to success in any field. She’ll hit us with some best practices to be our best selves without reaching the braggadocious and borish. Leave some extra room on your auditory plate for this week’s episode – you’ll want to have a double helping of this week’s show.