The military really knows how to throw a party! Chef Tony says cooking for high ranking officials, cooking for military Grand Balls, and participating in culinary competitions, etc.. was a great way to start his culinary career. He learned from some of the highest awarded chefs (30 year veterans) in the industry at the time, while competing in international culinary competitions. He served on the West Coast at Ft. Ord CA. and his team hosted many upscale social affairs in the Carmel , CA area. He remembers that actor Clint Eastwood was the Mayor of this Hollywood Socialite Get-a-way vacation town.