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by Jeff Henderson

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Author:
Jeff Henderson
ISBN13:
978-0061153907
ISBN:
0061153907
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Publisher:
William Morrow; First Edition edition (February 20, 2007)
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Jeff Henderson was just another inner-city black kid born into a world of poverty and limited options, where crime seemed to provide the only way to get out. Raised mostly by his single mother, who struggled just to keep food on the table, Jeff dreamed big. He had to get out and he soon did b. .

Jeff Henderson was just another inner-city black kid born into a world of poverty and limited options, where crime seemed to provide the only way to get out. He had to get out and he soon did by turning to what so many in his community did: dealing drugs.

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Henderson got his start dealing when his family moved to San Diego and he fell in with two street thugs. In addition, Henderson's casual reference to methods and equipment particular to the industry may leave amateur foodies nonplussed. At age 25, after amassing a small fortune in drug money, Henderson was arrested, convicted and sentenced to 19 years in prison; once there, he discovered a love for cooking that gave him much-needed direction. While Henderson's achievements deserve recognition, this rushed retelling makes it difficult to fully appreciate his hard work. Download from free file storage.

Book Details Journey from the Streets to the Stove. March 5, 2007, Jeff Henderson discovered his love of food while working as a dishwasher in prison, where he served time for dealing drugs. Book Details Journey from the Streets to the Stove. I even chatted up some of the hostesses to get a feel for the hotel politics. By the time I walked into the man's office, I was comfortable, confident.

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Jeff Henderson was just another inner-city black kid born into a world of poverty and limited options, where crime seemed to provide the only way to get out. Raised mostly by his single mother, who struggled just to keep food on the table, Jeff dreamed big. He had to get out and he soon did by turning to what so many in his community did: dealing drugs. But Jeff was no ordinary drug dealer; by twenty-one, he was one of the top cocaine dealers in San Diego, making up to $35,000 a week. Two years later he was indicted on federal drug trafficking charges and sentenced to almost twenty years in prison. Before he knew what had hit him, he was looking at spending most of his life behind bars. The street life had been the only one he'd ever known and even incarcerated he was too hardheaded to realize that no good would come of it.

That is, until he was assigned to one of the least desirable prison jobs: washing dishes. That job helped turn his whole life around. It gave him access to the prison kitchen and he became fascinated watching his fellow prisoners cook for the thousands of other inmates and prison officials. Henderson learned to cook in prison. Not cocaine, but food. And his dream was born: Once outside, he would become a chef.

It was a tough, seemingly impossible journey for an ex-con. Few chefs would give him the opportunity to cook in their restaurants. And once hired, he endured racism and sabotage in the kitchen. But Henderson refused to accept rejection. Driven by a dream and an unshakable will to succeed, Chef Jeff worked hard to overcome unimaginable adversity and eventually reached the top of his profession, becoming executive chef at Café Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Alive with the energy of the streets, the sober reality of prison, and the visceral thrill of being inside the fast-paced kitchens of great restaurants, Cooked is an intense, intimate tale of crime, punishment, and redemption—a deeply poignant story of how the worst wrong can lead to the most extraordinary right.

  • It’s clear to me now what Jeff Henderson’s problem was, and it had nothing to do with drugs. His problem was that his father was a lousy role mode, always preaching that his clients were stupid and he had the right to steal from them. Young Jeff learned that hard work was for suckers and real men helped themselves to whatever they wanted. The boy’s mother was a welder, and while you’d think that’s a real macho job, you’re right. Problem was that in Jeff’s neighborhood, people were derided for doing real work. Worse, the men on her job site treated her like s***. They didn’t want a woman doing a man’s job. Jeff’s mother was the better role model, but thanks to sexist attitudes, his hustling father won. Jeff ended up losing.

    Cooked is not so much a book about a chef as it is about proving yourself in work. He goes to jail barely out of his teens, never had a real job, but he learns to cook in a restaurant kitchen. Fresh out of jail, he finds that his father has pilfered the money he’d given him for safekeeping and his “tough black guy” attitude won’t work in a kitchen. The Mexican cooks, heavily represented in the culinary business, aren’t about to take it from him. You can feel their hostility from the get go. But the Mexican cooks are only in it as a job to make money. Jeff Henderson intends to turn it into a career, so as you guessed, he quickly moves on to another restaurant.

    Cooking in restaurants is probably a great job for kids who can’t sit still. Unfortunately the training has to be paid for and few public schools have a really good culinary program. Henderson got his for free, but unfortunately he had to be in jail first. Marcus Samuelson got his free of charge, because in Sweden there are great trade schools. Here in the USA, the trade high school got killed by political correctness. Tell a kid he should forego college to become a chef, and his parents will scream bloody murder.

    Something tells me that if Jeff Henderson had pursued a career in cooking while still in high school, he would never have gotten into drug dealing.

  • I do not believe there is an excessive amount of cursing in the book. To relate to these youngsters out here (those on the street and those not on the street) this is the language they use and/or hear every day. He has written an exceptional book; and he has shown that he is an exceptional man. I know that he will continue to thrive. We just all have to find our passion in life and thank God he found his albeit after being locked up. Let's expose our young people to all that we can so that they can find their passion before the street lays claim to them.

  • I first heard about Jeff Henderson from his television show The Chef Jeff Project in which Henderson, who spent 10 years in jail for drug trafficking, mentors troubled young adults in the area of fine cooking with the hope of steering them in the right direction and hooking them up for jobs.

    My expectations for the book were not high, as I feared this celebrity chef had simply "told his story" to a ghost writer who did a quick job to make a book for money.

    My presumption couldn't have been farther from the truth. As I later found out, Henderson began conceiving of the book, and writing it himself, decades ago in prison, haunted by the guilt that selling drugs to people on the streets was not a victimless crime but one of such devastation that he someday wanted to redeem himself and atone for his wrongs by imparting a powerful story of his self-reinvention and ultimate redemption.

    His writing voice is powerful and authentic as he explains his rise as a drug dealer, his struggles in prison, and his excruciating post-prison growing pains as he uses all of his might to transform himself into a world-class chef (which he does), develop his personality into a leader, a mentor, and a statesman, disavowing his past criminal ways, and his dedication to his family and community.

    This book is free of cant and sanctimonious self-aggrandizement. Henderson tells the story straight with no affectations. He uses his real voice, street vernacular and all. For me, hearing his story was even more powerful because I listened to the audio version, which Henderson reads himself. His voice has all the power such a compelling tale of transformation deserves. Highly recommended.

  • When book arrived late, it was not in the described condition, otherwise a great read, It was autographed, which was a positive

  • I loved this book and would recommend it to familes that have youth in their homes, especially with drug crimes so high in our communities. I have a son that is currently serving a 11 year Federal sentence for crack cocaine and will share this book with him and his children. This is a great book to teach youth in Boys and Girls Club that what they see as far as drugs and living the good life, will come to an end. I work in the school system and ask youth on a regular basis what they want to be when they grow up, most boys say a drug dealer, that's what my father was. I ask where is father now, "in prison" but, I will be smarter than him and not get caught. I tell them from personal experience not what someone told me but they will end up one of two places in jail or dead, and to choose a more promising career, and to remember the choice is yours.

  • Talk about a transformation. This man went from being one of the best drug dealers in his area to going to jail and learning a craft and then becoming one of the best chefs in the country. Inspirational once again giving hope to anyone who is in a bad situation or is doing wrong. Jeff Henderson shows being strong in a place where weakness is not accepted but is still common. He explains how he had various mentors throughout his life and how they all had a part in his life from doing wrong to being on the good foot. They all played a part in his life that led him to where he is today. He shows how even a mentor that is showing you wrong could still be possibly giving you the tools to do right if you just look back and focus. This is a great read.