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Yes, Chef! By Lisa Joy. The Review
Sassy foodie Becca Stone is over her job taking reservations in one of London's most successful restaurant empires. So when she is unexpectedly catapulted into working as PA to celebrity chef, Damien Malone, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime.
Becca is quickly caught up in an exciting whirlwind of travel, reality TV and opening nights, and even her usually abysmal love life takes a turn for the better. But as Becca is slowly consumed by the chaos of life in the spotlight, she begins to lose touch with her friends, her heart and even with reality. Working with Damien has its challenges and she is soon struggling with his increasingly outrageous demands and sleazy advances, all while managing the ridiculous requests of his self-centered wife. It takes a disastrous trip to Italy for Becca to realize that she may have thrown away exactly what she's been looking for all along.
Inspired by real-life adventures, this deliciously funny and romantic story reveals a tantalizing glimpse of the trendy restaurant scene: a world where chefs are treated like rock stars, and cooking isn't all that goes on in the kitchen.
Lisa Joy is the author of the deliciously funny and romantic novel Yes, Chef!
She began writing stories in her teenage years, but decided she needed to get her heart broken and live in another country before pursuing a career as a novelist. Born in Sydney, she spent most of her childhood wearing pink tights and leotards at ballet class.
At age 21, deciding she wasn’t cut out for the famished life of a ballerina, she left her safe and somewhat predictable existence behind and travelled to London, where she worked as a television producer’s PA, in fashion retail and the restaurant business. Having fallen head over heels in love with London, travelling Europe, eating amazing food and the occasional stint on stage and screen, Lisa stayed put for about 7 years, until finally, family called and she returned to Australia.
Her writing took a dramatic turn for the better after she attended a commercial fiction masterclass with author Fiona McIntosh. She now lives in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges outside Melbourne on an organic vegetable farm with her fiancé and four chooks and in addition to writing novels, is PA to a celebrated chef. Fortunately for Lisa, he is nothing like chef Damien Malone from her debut novel Yes, Chef! You can find Lisa on the following Social Media Networks.
A delicious adventure from Lisa Joy, follow Becca on her journey from poor reservation girl to PA to egomaniac Damien the Chef of some of the high profile restaurants in town. Becca likes assholes, she likes men that are liars and bad for her, but what is a girl to do when they look good enough to eat, well there is always the cute guy from Becca and her friends favourite restaurant, but dont nice guys always finish last? When Becca ends up going from her taking bookings and being abused by unhappy wannabe customers to the fast life of being a PA to celebrity chef Damien life really changes, she is working non stop she misses out on so much, she loses track of time and Damien is a real douchebag, when the guy she she is seeing isnt quite what he seems and her job responsibilities go from daunting to sickening she finds herself with big decisions to make. Yes, Chef! is funny, there is moments I caught myself giggling away to Becca's antics but there is also real emotion in there, my favorite being when her friend suffers a great loss, the way Lisa Joy wrote the emotion between Becca and her friends was brilliant, it felt real, honest and believable. Another of my favourite things about this book was the FOOD! I love food and I love trying different cultures dishes, the descriptions of food and the way chefs create their own language as they practically live in the kitchen was interest and mouth watering. I really enjoyed this books from food, loss, celebrity cooking shows and romance Yes, Chef! had all the right ingredients for a fabulous book.
5 michelin Stars
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