The most important aspect of a personal chef's job is to follow his or her employer's culinary requests and desires. This can sometimes be difficult when a chef and an employer don't see eye-to-eye on which meals are healthy or are of the best quality. In an interview with Michigan Live, a local news website, celebrity personal chef Jourdan Chataun Atkinson admitted that sometimes she didn't always adhere to the requests of clients including Sean "Diddy" Combs and NBA star Dwight Howard. Things changed, however, when she began working for undefeated boxer, Floyd Mayweather.
Atkinson is an experienced chef who worked in restaurants in Seattle and New York City before working for individual clients. She specializes in preparing low fat and healthy foods, but had to rethink her style when she began to work for Mayweather. The boxer's love for sugary sodas and junk food were initially bothersome to Atkinson, but she knew that with a 44-0 record, Mayweather had to be doing something right. She knew that it was not up to her to change his diet.
"I don't want to be a part of trying to get him to do something else, and something else happens, and then I'm a part of that," Atkinson said to the website. "So it's like, hey, if this is what you want to do, I'm going to support you, because at the end of the day, I'm bringing him piece of mind. And it's comfort. Food is comfort at the end of the day."
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