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Old 10-26-2007, 11:37 AM
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Kids with privelege. This is what they do.

There's this place called Burke Mountain Academy. Check it out here: http://www.burkemtnacademy.org/

This is what they do for example. They have a full support crew including chef and housekeeper. http://www.fasterskier.com/training4661.html

I tellya, I would have trouble sending my child here even if I could afford it. Then again, I might think about it if I could afford it. Expensive babysitting for teens if you ask me.

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Old 10-26-2007, 11:53 AM
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:16 PM
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It's only a matter of degree. Multi millionaires are to me as I am to the very poor. A few years back my wife had to go on this opinion survey thing and she had to visit some very poor neighborhoods. She was advised what to wear, and advised not to wear any jewelry or obvious signs of wealth. This included things like shoes and handbags. Bring a pad of paper and a pen, don't bring your laptop, etc. People notice these things.

I still can't see though my child indulging in what to me seems extreme luxury. I mean, I've catered some expensive events, but having a chef along with you is just crazy extravagance. Even pro sports teams would consider it a luxury.
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:31 PM
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Even pro sports teams would consider it a luxury.

Actually they wouldn't. I know (client) an athlete that has a full time chef for his mother that lives 1200mi away from his primary residence. He also has a full time chef at his house. Know another one that has a full time chef at a house at which he spends maybe 90 days a year. I have a friend that is a full time chef at a compound in St. Barts who has never met the owner in two full years (ala robin masters). There are some hunting camps down near where Bot lives that have more than one full time chef during the season, ect..., ect....

You can easily get a chef where I live for about $500/week if you can let them go by eight so they can pull a night gig three days a week. We also have a local place where a bunch of broke chefs got together and you can either order off a menu or call in and pick up a fully prepared meal to take home and heat up and make it look like you prepared (similar but different than take out because it....well, it just is)
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:32 PM
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For the whole team? Private chefs are common, but even sports teams eat at the hotel. Cycling teams have chefs, but only because they need to eat on the road.
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For the whole team? Private chefs are common, but even sports teams eat at the hotel. Cycling teams have chefs, but only because they need to eat on the road.
I have had dinner with the Saints at a training camp a few years ago and they had a private chef.
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:42 PM
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A private chef, a team chef that travels with the team? Seriously. Where do they setup their kitchen? Never seen it happen.
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:55 PM
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A private chef, a team chef that travels with the team? Seriously. Where do they setup their kitchen? Never seen it happen.
They have trailer-kitchens. There was even a show on the Disco or FoodtV about a while back about chefs that travel with bands, production crews, ect...

I am a little suprised you have never heard about this--man I have friends that have trailer kitchens. All the NASCAR guys have private chefs with trailer kitchens. I went to Bristol TN this year (yeah, I said it) and had a pit pass and watched it in action.
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I've seen trailer kitchens, just never seen them used by professional athletic teams. Maybe I'm just old, but teams used to just make arrangements with the catering manager for their meals.
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I have had dinner with the Saints at a training camp a few years ago and they had a private chef.
So how was the food?
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So how was the food?
Probably heavenly.
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:02 PM
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A private chef, a team chef that travels with the team? Seriously. Where do they setup their kitchen? Never seen it happen.
This is especially common with the new focus on sports nutrition/specialty diets. The teams will want to ensure that the right food is available for their athletes when its needed. Not only that, but it is a way to keep the athletes positive and happy if they get the food they like prepared the way they want it. We're all the same that way, we all have our own "comfort foods" and we are particular about how we want them prepared.

I remember seeing a segment on the team chef for the Toronto Raptors NBA team a number of years ago. In their kitchen at the Skydome they had hired a chef who was particularly familiar with southern "soul food" style cooking as they had many basketball players from the south. Offering this style of cooking was a way to make them feel better in general, which makes for more productive athletes.
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:03 PM
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I've seen trailer kitchens, just never seen them used by professional athletic teams. Maybe I'm just old, but teams used to just make arrangements with the catering manager for their meals.
It is circumstantial. Most of the time off-season training camps are not in large cities. In my experience, the players don't stay at the same place. They rent private residences, extended stay suites, ect......In this situation when they break for lunch a chef on their staff prepares meals. In the large hotel you must have worked at where a team came in for an away game one time ten years ago, the team probably ate together in the ballroom utilizing the existing kitchen staff
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:05 PM
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In their kitchen at the Skydome they had hired a chef who was particularly familiar with southern "soul food" style cooking as they had many basketball players from the south.
Man, that was a nice way of putting that, Fuzzy Zoeller

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Old 10-26-2007, 01:07 PM
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Yep,pointless waste and extravagance.First sign of an impending social collapse.

Sit back and think of how many homeless veterans,or mentally ill this money could feed and clothe,nay,how much low income housing and job/substance abuse programs it could subsidise.

Sorry but ***** like this {to paraphrase Herr Goering}makes me reach for my gun.

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