June 20, 2012, - 5:14 pm

COOL VIDEO: If This Kid Was Your Son, Would You Send Him to College? The Amazing Flynn McGarry

By Debbie Schlusssel

If Flynn McGarry were my son, I’m not sure I’d tell him to go to college. Kids learn so little–other than far-left indoctrination–in college, these days. And there’s no point in putting off this prodigy cook’s career for several years simply to amass debt and attend keggers at the frat house. He’s only 13 and still in Eighth Grade and already so successful. Not sure about his bedroom or if I’d eat something made in it (that’s kinda weird and maybe not so sanitary)–and I thought it was sad that he attacked his mom’s cooking–but still, this kid is already so in demand and clearly has the talent that college won’t aid. I believe that kids should be educated and well-rounded, and if college was still an experience where you studied the classics and learned important core curriculum, then maybe it would be worth it. But I bet this kid goes straight to the pros. What would you do if he was your son? Check out his website, which features more bigtime appearances than many major chefs in big cities.

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33 Responses

You know what would be a better option than college, joining the Navy as a Mess Specialist. If you show exceeding talent, the Navy will put you through some of the finest culinary training and have you become an Admirals personal chef or you could gain a prestigious spot as a special event chef. The training is far superior in that you are trained in how to prepare for extremely large numbers of people. I have a friend who was a cook in the British Army in Princess Diana’s Brigade and he is a culinary genius. I recommend the military on this one as it gives the full practical experience and costs nothing but a four year hitch and you can get the finest training debt free.

MarkSWFL on June 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Good suggestion.

    Italkit on June 21, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I wouldn’t send him to PUBLIC SCHOOL LET ALONE “COLLEGE”! Online univeristy is a good alternate.

    As Goes... on June 22, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Deb –

Though I trust and check your blog every day to be informed of what is really happening, I am am STUNNED to see you devalue the USA college ‘experience’, babe!!!.

…I mean, you know, where would we be, like, w/o George Washington, ..that Andy Jackson dude, Abe ‘the Vampire’ Lincoln, or even Chuck (break the sound barrier) Yeager.. or, y’know, those cool Web-Dudes like Steve Jobs, Mike Dell, …and of course the super-best-friend: Billy Gates??!!!

….without college, they would……

……

…sorry… never mind….

Nick Fury on June 20, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Debbie,

If he was my son, I’d send him into the military. He can learn useful life skills and give something back to his country.

Today college is an expensive baby-sitting service for young adults. I think a college degree is greatly overrated.

And I know you don’t always agree with Rick Santorum but the former presidential candidate had a valid point in that not all young people need to go college like our President thought.

Flynn McGarry deserves to have a different life and to force him to follow the herd because Obama and our fashionable consensus thinks is best for him – is not necessarily the right thing for this young man and American youth today.

We should learn to think for ourselves. College is not always Da Rule.

NormanF on June 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm

He is a unique talent. College is a total waste of time for him. He has found his calling and any other activity is a diversion and a waste.

facts of life on June 20, 2012 at 7:56 pm

College is only a waste of time at most universities if you major in the “social sciences” (oxymoron), not the hard sciences. It is far more difficult to “bs” your way through chemistry, biochemistry, physics, engineering, applied math, astronomy, etc., although I’m pretty sure that atmospheric science and meteorology have been tainted by the global warming nuts and others on the Left.

Ideally, every high school graduate should have a mandatory 2 years of work experience or apprenticeship in the real world BEFORE applying to any college. And get the Federal and State governments the hell out of the student loan business. And no affirmative action for any reason, nor a “dream act” admittance for illegal aliens. College should be a place of serious study, not a playground for late adolescent kindergarteners who want to defer growing up. No “undeclared” majors. And lastly, the moronic policy of “college for all”
should be abolished. Not everyone can or should go to college. Lawyers and sociologists are not inherently better than plumbers and electricians–bring back comprehensive vocational ed in high schools and encourage those who are not academically inclined to develop valuable and marketable skills that society needs even more than another anthropologist or LGBT Studies major who ends up as a barista at Starbucks anyway. Developing his cooking talent in an apprenticeship would be far better for Mr. McGarry.

nailsagainsttheboard on June 20, 2012 at 11:25 pm

I think it’s great that this boy has advanced skills and abilities that set him apart from the typical “sit around playing video games” kid his age.

However, as someone who just passed his 2nd food handlers licensing test, there are a few problems, other than the fact that at age he can’t legally work yet:

1) No hair cover
2) No gloves
3) In one of the videos where he is in a restaurant kitchen, you can clearly see him place his fingers on his lips, then work with food with no gloves or hair cover
4) His home “restaurant” is most likely un-licensed, un-inspected, and un-zoned. I wouldn’t be surprised if he receives a surprise visit from the Dept. of Health very soon now…and possibly from a zoning inspector as well…

BUT he should still be encouraged to follow his dream and learn to practice proper food handling safety while becoming a world-class chef.

Frak on June 21, 2012 at 6:32 am

    All of which is part of a good Culinary Arts Program. Also, come on, you know what goes on in a restaurant kitchen when you aren’t there. He was at home and he was nervous about being on TV so yeah, he touched his lips. Who ate the food? Probably people who regularly receive good night kisses from him.

    Italkit on June 21, 2012 at 9:56 am

As for the college thing, I myself am a college dropout, attempting to follow in the footsteps of those like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs… alas, I am neither– apparently my “as$$hole quotient” isn’t quite up there…

I left college (in Midtown NYC) because I just got sick of the unbelievable BS and ignoramuses who paraded about as “Senior Professors”… pronounced “Seen- Yorr Pro Fess Orr”. One “gent” gave a speech about how he attended the Sorbonne blah blah as if that made him extra special…I found and read his autobiography and found out he was the son of a whore, and lived in world of drugs and vice, and only after waking up in a hospital in Newark, NJ did he decide to get straight. Commendable that he rose up and became an educated professor. But as for his attending the Sorbonne? According to his book, he hung around the campus for about 2 weeks, trying to pickup chicks…

The problem is too many people are fooled into believing that the piece of paper called a “degree” has some real merit or value over advanced real world experience. Several times I have applied for positions for which I am quite amply qualified (including the fact that I have 11 industry certifications as well as having been a certifications instructor), but they company will not even consider me as I have no “degree”. Of course, at my age, if had gotten a degree in computers at 21, it would be almost totally irrelevant today in terms of coursework… EBCDIC, Fortran, or COBOL anyone? Anyone? DEC VAX PDP-11? Anyone?

I understand the thought that college grads supposedly show some form of “discipline” to have stuck out the 4 years to a degree, and theoretically have received training in certain methodologies to complete certain tasks (i.e. a degree programmer should have learned certain steps to take when developing software that many self-taught “undisciplined” programmers lack). But real world experience shows for the most part this is bunk. The typical fresh college grad is clueless in the real world, and ultimately learns what they need to know on the job- not in the classroom.

Frak on June 21, 2012 at 6:44 am

Debbie
Thank you for posting this. I applaud this young man for his ambition.

I totally agree with all of the posters that a military education is the best way to go.

Colleges and universities have been teaching lies in the Social Sciences since the War Between the States.

The Federal Government absolutely needs to be out of the Education business altogether. A compulsory education was established by the Federal Government during the Lincoln Administration for the purpose of indoctrination for which this nation has never gotten away from.

It is totally the responsibility of both parents or guardian to see to it that the child receives a sound education in the 3 R’s and most importantly religion. The child must also be made aware that it is their responsibility to learn life skills in order to be a responsible citizen.

The Federal and State governments have absolutely no business in the educational process because of any possible Marxism process.

Education is also the responsibility of all Christian faiths and Judaism to teach its members of the history and practices.

Confederate South on June 21, 2012 at 8:09 am

you fucking slag

Usman on June 21, 2012 at 9:35 am

your mums a disgrace

Usman on June 21, 2012 at 9:36 am

you hoe

Usman on June 21, 2012 at 9:36 am

twari bey ni pudi

Usman on June 21, 2012 at 9:37 am

hahahaha

Usman on June 21, 2012 at 9:40 am

you racist bitch!!!

Usman on June 21, 2012 at 9:40 am

reply back asap!!

Usman on June 21, 2012 at 9:42 am

Ok, first of all, he wasn’t horrible to his Mom. Some moms are horrible in the kitchen. I did much the same thing but I was a bit older, about the age he is now and for the same reason. Self preservation. LOL We didn’t have the cooking shows available now so I bought a french cookbook as well, and went at it. I had been introduced to fine food by dining in NY restaurants and a trip to europe when I was almost 12 so that probably helped but I have a very good nose and palate. I wanted to go to Culinary Institute of America but was told girls couldn’t handle the program especially petite girls like I was. There’s a lot of very heavy lifting involved. This kid shouldn’t go to college college but he should go to CIA which I think now has cooperative programs to get the culinary training while getting basic course work for a BA or BS. A hospitality business degree would be good because if he wants his own restaurant or at least be Executive Chef someplace, he needs to know the business. There are some very good ones besides CIA; Johnson Wales which is based in Rhode Island but has branches and even some of the State Universities have good programs. But he should not get some “Other” bs (lower case) degree and defer the cooking. The kitchen is a tough, competitive and physically demanding environment. He definitely should engage in some sport that will build him up because he needs muscles but he also needs to get in early. He does need the credentials to get in the door. BTW, Gordon Ramsay hams it up for his program but that’s really not too far off how it is in the real restaurant world. Lots of temperament and nerves but also lots of challenge and excitement.

Italkit on June 21, 2012 at 9:49 am

I pray taht Debbie never gets the privelage to have her own children…… Debbie is a ill peron and no child deserves a parent like Debbie Sch. No chld . Debbie Sch. is an ILL individual …. ;-(((((((

MAYA WIERTEL on June 21, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Maya, you stupid pollack, what business it’s yours if DS has kids or not, so what if the woman doesn’t have any kids, what’s you’re point bimbo? There are some folks in todays world who are about the same age as Debbie and there not married and don’t have a family, as I said, WTF is you’re point?

    And if DS did had kids, they would be more likely be great kids to a great, nice, intelligent and well educated and succsessful woman. And BTW, whatever Debbie does in her private life is NONE of you’re business or anybody elses business. And you and that troll “Usman” deserve eachother, because the two of you assclowns fail to stick to the topic, and do what trolls normally do, make personal attacks on the messenger by doing “ad homienin’s” like the lunatic freaks you really are.

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on June 21, 2012 at 11:49 am

maya you right!! lol

Usman on June 21, 2012 at 10:15 am

The way he hangs his head, face and hair directly over the food and cutting board kinda makes me queasy, but I agree that it6’s pretty cool to see a kid his age so focused on something productive.

DS_ROCKS! on June 21, 2012 at 10:53 am

    He should have a bb cap on to hold his hair but it’s not unusual to get that close when doing such precise work. You really don’t want to see what actually goes on in kitchens when the inspectors aren’t there. His knife technique needs lots of work and he needs to grow about a foot but then he’ll be ok.

    Italkit on June 21, 2012 at 11:31 am

      He’s got his mouth closed and he’s not drooling. LOL

      Italkit on June 21, 2012 at 11:32 am

The only reason people send their kids to college is that they want them to have a soft job and a “good income”!!!
I am not sure about that. I have two masters degrees; one in Chemistry and one in Business administration from two presigeous Universities. Because of my high specialization, my market was narrowed by this fact. I was always cornered to accept less than acceptable wage. Then When I worked as a limosine driver I was making twice as much as I was making as a professional. A matter of fact when one of the customers wanted me to work for his company; I DECLINED HIS OFFER. And they were miffed at that.

G. R. Scharoubim on June 21, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    People will always need to eat.

    Italkit on June 21, 2012 at 2:59 pm

HAHAHA Debi you ugly, little bitch !
Yea, we have your photos when you sucks dick ! You can find them, on the Polish sites ;)

USA on June 21, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Are you of let us “Polish”? If so then once again, you stupid pollacks are proving my point, DS’s point and all of our points on how crazy, kooky, unhinged and pyschotic you clowns really are. Is this what you do in you’re life all day long, troll on people’s websites/blogs and try to hack to them? If so, then I advise you’re local authorities come and arrest for you attempting to hack websites you don’t like (if that’s a fact from you)!

And BTW, a good number of people here in the USA agree and support Debbie’s POV, rather the opposite.

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on June 21, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Lol @Sean R., @skzion Are you getting paid for that shit you write or you’re just another internet crusader (sic!) miserable failure no-life? You’re the ones who insult Polish Nation here in every occasion. If you didn’t notice, insults against Debbie are mostly personal. You fucktards whiners insult whole nation. HA! I bet that’s all you can do, miserable Israeli Nazi fanatics.

Dziedek Mroz on June 22, 2012 at 8:38 am

Isn’t it cute how our Polish friends think they are in a war they can actually win?

skzion on June 22, 2012 at 10:38 am

Well, he always could go to MITx (online MIT program) or order courses from the Teaching Company (the courses have some leftism and some inaccuracies but there’s less leftism than university) or study math on Khan Academy.

All of them cheaper and more educational than much of college.

Ari Mendelson on June 22, 2012 at 5:21 pm

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