When I Grow Up … I Want to Be a Chef
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“When I Grow Up … I Want to Be a Chef,” Friend, Feb. 2015, 26

When I Grow Up …

I Want to Be a Chef

My name is Brad Petersen, and I’m a chef.

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Friend Magazine, 2015/02 Feb

What do chefs do?

Chefs cook food. My specialty is cooking with grains, like wheat, oats, quinoa, and rice. I make up delicious recipes and teach people how important grains are for our health.

What do you like most about being a chef?

I enjoy how food makes people happy. I like watching their faces as they eat what I’ve made.

What did you have to learn to be a chef?

One way is to attend cooking schools. Another way is by working in a restaurant. That’s the way I learned. I started working in a café when I was 12. I learned about different kinds of food, how to prepare them, and how to make food look great on a plate. When I went on my mission, other missionaries taught me how to cook in different ways too.

How does your job help you serve others or share your testimony?

Cooking food is a great way to be a missionary. It’s easy to share the gospel with people when you feed them. I think about Jesus and the many times He taught the people in Jerusalem. Sometimes He fed them first. I love being a chef. It’s a great way to follow Jesus’s example.