Shortly after, he moved to Paris to help acclaimed chef Jean Joho open the Eiffel Tower Restaurant. He returned to Kansas City the following year and briefly resumed his role at Shiraz before accepting the pastry position at the American Restaurant.
For those unfamiliar with Elbow's story, he got his start in 1992 at the Lincoln Country Club while he was a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He graduated in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in restaurant and business administration.
He returned to Kansas City to head up Shiraz Restaurant. Three years later, he landed in Las Vegas to help celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse open Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian.
It was there he perfected his chocolate-making skills. He offered his creations to local markets, and, when demand swelled, he started his own company.
He said his interest turned more toward pastries and desserts while he was in Las Vegas.
"And when I started working with chocolates, I fell in love with it," he said.
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