Nov 9, 2020
With James Beard Award Nominated
Chef, Lena Sareini
When our “perfect” careers or
relationships end, we need to face the situation head-on, accept
it, and envision a new dream for ourselves. We just need the
courage to recognize and make positive changes.
Florine sits down with
nationally recognized and award-winning pastry chef Lena Sareini.
Lena’s fast-paced life was abruptly changed when the pandemic shut
down her restaurant. In that time, she was forced to slow down and
reevaluate what she really wanted her life to look like. She left
her full-time job in the restaurant and is now in full pursuit of
her own dreams.
What You’ll Hear on This Episode:
talks about how her childhood and Lebanese family inspired her love
Lena filled her time still creating when the pandemic forced her to
be at home.
- Quarantine forced Lena to slow down and it was
the unexpected motivation she needed to do some
restrictions were lifted, Lena went back to working in the
restaurant but with the stress of working with a reduced staff and
added responsibilities, it no longer made her happy.
leaving her job, Lena is working on a series of collaborations and
projects, including pop-up dinners, that allows her to have full
it’s like being the fiance’ of a pastry chef and how Lena keeps her
describes where she sees herself a year from now.
our “perfect” careers or relationships end, we need to face the
situation head-on, accept it, and envision a new dream for
ourselves. We just need the courage to recognize and make
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