The crazy blog full of adventures

November 27, 2019- Jan 19, 2020: Cooking again! in Los Angeles! I work at Flower Child now, a huge healthy food place. What is interesting about this is I am learning a lot. What is extremely nice is that the restaurant group just got bought out by Cheesecake Factory, so the potential for growth in the company is ridiculous. So much room for growth. I hope to get a promotion, very soon!

After Houston, I had this great idea of attending Yeshiva in Miami, at Yeshiva Miami Torah Ohr. Great memories, Miami is a very holy place. The proof of its holiness is that it is next to so much trash. The proof of it is that Miami’s #1 source of income is fraud. Next to the most sinful places, there is always also a bunch of very holy people who help reduce the sinfulness through their prayers and way of living. The Chabad headquarters in Florida is in South Beach, Ocean drive with all of the crazy clubs is in South Beach as well. The fact that I witnessed a murder even though the man who killed her could have killed me,

July 1-7, 2019: The tragic truths of getting a drivers license in Texas

So, I have been living in Houston for almost a month now, and one of the most essential skills to have here is to know how to drive. So, I need to apply for a driver’s license in Texas. However, I do not know how to drive at all yet, so first of all I will need a learner’s permit. This means I will need to deal with one of the worst government buildings of all time: the DPS (Department of Public Safety). In most states, this is called the DMV, but for some reason in Texas you go to the DPS to get this done. So, you go online and you check which DPS is nearest to you, you set up an appointment, and you apply for a learner’s permit. Sounds simple, right? Trust me, it is not simple. I had to go to the DPS 3 times before I was able to get my learner’s permit. First of all, you need all of these documents before you can apply: ID, social security card, filled out application form, Certificate of Driving test (can be done at the DPS or online from a school, for a fee), certificate of Texas IMPACT video courses, and finally a proof of address. This is all fine, and I understand why these documents are needed. But they MUST be very specific documents. The wait time at the DPS is ridiculous: it is understaffed, and way too many people have to go to them for anything driving related. I am not joking when I say that I got there at 10:30AM, only to get my appointment served at close to around 5PM. They don’t have enough seats inside the DPS, so you literally have to wait in a line outside, in the heat of the Houston sun, before you can even enter the building. Once you enter, you get this number, and then you just stare at the screen until your number comes up. You can’t leave, because who knows if your number will be next? Seriously, the appointment numbers make no sense. You see on the screen A2001, A2002, etc, and also S3001, S3002 etc., and then L4001, L4002, etc, but people can aslo make appointments online. For some reason, every time I tried it didn’t work, but I asked and basically there are only 5 minute per day that the online appointment thing works. There is absolutely no way to check if you have the right documents or not, until you have that appointment. You have one tiny thing missing? OK, get back in line and come back with the proper documents! You really want to be sure to have every possible document there is, and more on top of that just in case. Now, the proof of address was actually the trickiest part for me, since I just moved to Texas. I had to go get an affidavit from my friend, and just say that I was living with him. I feel bad dragging him to the DPS three times, but I am happy that it finally got done.

Now, I can confidently say that I am a Texas DPS pro, and I have every single technique necessary for making the DPS not a living hell. the 3rd time I went was the charm, and I got everything done withing 30 minutes of the DPS opening its doors. This is why I developed a special course on how to handle the DPS. It will still suck to go to the DPS, of course, but with my special course I am certain that at least you won’t want to kill yourself when you go there.

Please, comment on my blog if you think the same about the DPS, or please contact me if you want my special “DPS professional: how to skip the line” package. You can reach me at elabentrepreneurs@gmail.com – I am offering it for only 20 dollars today, and it comes with a special customer service hotline, so you KNOW that you have the best people for the job right at your fingertips!

Feb 23-24 2019: Another death catering!

This time, 8 euros per person. Our budget is a bit better this time, but I am less in charge. I gave the list of ingredients to the producer, and now I am just praying that she buys enough food for the gig… The menu is good so far, so that’s good news! For breakfast: pancakes. For lunch: pasta with pesto or tomato sauce, with a “salade nicoise” as well. The next day: hot dogs with a yogurt dip and crudites, as well as some nice slaw to top up the hot dog. Honestly, everyone thought the food was amazing, so I am happy after all. But gosh, it was a lot of work I must say… check out the amazing results below

Day 1: in the castle

Day 2: in the film studio

Feb 4-5-6 2019: I have decided to accept an impossible catering mission:

With 200 euros, I need to feed around 50 people for 6 hours each day. This mission can be easily possible, if I had the right catering equipment.

What makes this a ‘catering impossible’ type of situation is the fact that I was not supplied with any catering equipment. No bowls, pots, pans, trays, silverware, oven. Only one 2 burner stove. 2 days before the event, I already had to spend 75 euros of my budget on catering equipment, reducing the budget even more. Therefore, with only 175 euros, I have to make enough food for basically 150 people. This food cannot be just pasta and butter, it needs to be delicious and amazing.
Will this ‘catering impossible’ situation actually be possible? Stay tuned to find out what happens next!

Making history happen! Rex just made enough food for 50 people, and very limited resources!
The menu: Couscous, sardine and onion with parsley salad, mac and cheese, potato soup. Incredible!

The incredible catering set up

My Experience working for Din Tai Fung

My article is finally finished! read the DTF experience here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jS46lM9o7e_vL_Yp6CUlGuHmyndDi7Kraa3XXXg8HNg/edit?usp=sharing