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This week's Wednesday's Child, Daniel (1997), has a unique blend of scientific smarts and creative panache.  Daniel is an excellent student and has a love for biology. He's also an avid reader who loves books.   When asked what his ideal career might be, he told us either a marine biologist or a chef.  And Daniel had already done some research into where he could go to pursue these disciplines – San Diego State University for marine biology …and for culinary arts, Le Cordon Bleu, of course!

Following his research leads, we decided we would bring Daniel to the famous Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, California.  At Le Cordon Bleu, Daniel met with Chef de Cuisine, Jimmy Wang – and the two of them explored two disciplines of culinary arts: pastries, and working with colors in salads.

As "chef de jour", Daniel received his own chef's jacket and hat, a personalized tour of the Le Cordon Bleu campus and academic advisement about earning an associate's degree and getting chef's credentials.  And what would Daniel's placement choice be for an "externship" in culinary arts? Paris, France, of course …and it's no surprise that he's taking French in high school to prepare for such.

Daniel can get along with just about anyone and describes himself as "adaptable, respectful, truthful and funny". His social worker describes Daniel as a smart, engaging and sweet "teddy bear".  Daniel is open to different family configurations and, while liking the idea of being a brother to someone, recognizes that the important thing for him is to be part of a permanent family.

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