About the instructor
Landon Stout & Jakob Jennings
We started cooking together back in high school. It all began when we heard about a cooking competition. Out of pure spontaneity and ambition, we thought we'd give it a shot. What we assumed was going to be and old fashioned high school cookoff, turned out to be tryouts; which landed us on a team. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into..
Weeks went by and we felt like stars. We were being introduced to acclaimed chefs and treated to the finest 5 star restaurants. So much was being invested in us. The media couldn't get enough. Besides all the fame and pampering, we experience intensive training and vigorous preparation. After a few months, our team was ready. Come competition day, over 100 chefs were ready to face off. We had 60 minutes to prep, cook, plate, and present a 3 course meal to a panel of 7 judges. No electricity, no running water.
After it was all said and done, we walked away with best appetizer in state and more business card than we could count. The team broke up, they all went off on their own paths, most of them became successful chefs; but Landon and I stuck together, and we’ve been cooking side by side ever since.