I just got the information From DocSconz Blog that in the horrific and tragic events of the fire of restaurant Mugaritz 3 stagieres have also lost their most valuable property : Their knifes… Their knife kits that were stored safelly in the kitchen went up in smoke….
Stagières are unpaid apprentices, usually young, without whom no top restaurant can function. Driven by a common passion to learn from the world’s best chefs, they travel from all corners of the globe to train at world-class restaurants. When the dust settled on Mugaritz after last Monday’s inflagration, Mattias from Sweden, Diego from Guatemala and Greg from the US found themselves without their most valued possessions. Their precious knife sets, not covered by the restaurant’s insurance, had been incinerated. Read Greg’s story here.
All of us in the industry know how valuable our knifes are and how long it takes to build a respectable knife kit sometimes… As a knife nut myself i am deeply moved by this unfortunate situation… My knifes are very important and valuable to me… For those that know me in person know very well that i have a passion for knives and it have taken me over a period of 3 years to build my current knife kit as well as stones and other items dedicated to their maintenance …
Fellow food blogger Aidan Brooks of Aidan Brooks: Trainee Chef, his father Mike Green and Docsconz are setting up a special transatlantic fund to help them recover from their combined $2,500 losses and re-equip themselves for work. As Aidan says, “This is something I understand well – two and a half years ago I set off for Spain as a novice stagière myself. It’s taken me years to put together my knife set, so I know exactly how devastated these lads must feel.”
If you would like to donate ,Docsconz has setup a fund ,up and running at Docsconz the Blog …
For American citizens, your donation is fully tax deductible… A pledge will also going to be posted by me in Knife Forums and Foodie forums to support the cause…. Please pledge your support and make a donation today , big or small….
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