Says the New York Times

(VIDEO) Meet Flynn McGarry, a 15-year-old master chef and future restaurateur

The New York Times's newest profile features a cooking prodigy who runs his own restaurant out of his parents' living room for $160/plate.

I am 26 years old, and I am ancient. Apparently, I never did what I was supposed to with my youth, although I didn’t realize it at the time. That’s because I, like many, made the mistake of thinking I was young without realizing how fast I was growing up.

And watching videos like the one below – the one by the New York Times and their incredibly improving stable of video journalists – thins my hair and wrinkles my belly a little more.

(VIDEO: The Kid’s Table: Flynn McGarry wants to open the best restaurant in the world. So what if he’s only 15?)

Flynn McGarry is a 15-year-old all-star chef, a prodigy who already sells plates for $160, and he does it right in his own living room – in a “restaurant” he calls Eureka. As the Times points out, McGarry also interns at a high-end restaurant in the San Fernando Valley, where he lives. His bookshelf is filled with cookbooks – like the noticeable NOMA one – and the kid says things like, “It’s a weird contradiction of, I want to learn as much as possible but I don’t wanna wait too long.”

Lines like that will send shivers down the spine of already-working head chefs, who probably just want a line cook to keep his head down and say “YES, CHEF” whenever possible. (Imagine if Anthony Bourdain or Marco Pierre-White still ran a kitchen? Would they hate even more the ‘celebrity chef’ persona they let everyone else envy?)

But McGarry wants to open his own restaurant by 19. And, with that Mozart-ish soundtrack in the background of the Times‘s video, it sounds like four years is plenty of time. For this kid, at least.

Just Posted

Deep Cove man running 50 km every month through his 50th birthday year

Ultrarunner hopes Deep 50 Challenge will raise $5,000 for Help Fill A Dream

Oak Bay to host secondary suite open house on Thursday

Online secondary suite survey will run April 25 until May 10

Local author wins gold medal for new book Fat Cats

Former parks warden’s series welcomes new addition to the canon

Ancient microbes discovered off the Juan de Fuca Ridge potentially offers glimpse into alien life

The marine bacteria is dependent on hydrogen, a compound present almost everywhere

Saanich rental project wins silver by going ‘green’

The Verve rental housing project stands at the corner of Boleskine Road and Whittier Avenue

WATCH: Movie star and PACE alum Calum Worthy talks musical theatre and his career

“American Vandal” and “Austin and Ally” actor has been returning to the program for over 20 years

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

RCMP confirm witnesses say body found at Kelowna’s Gyro Beach

Police tape is blocking part of the beach and several RCMP officers are on scene.

B.C. fire department rescues kittens

Enderby homeowner not aware kittens in wood pile near garbage pile fire that got out of hand

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Take this short quiz and put your knowledge to the test

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

Global Affairs warns Canadians in Sri Lanka there could be more attacks

A series of bomb blasts killed at least 207 people and injured hundreds more

Most Read