Award-winning chef and West Palm Beach resident publishes cookbook and biography

January 09, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
"Chef Claude Cookbook and Biography: From Paris to New York, Living the American Dream," a new book by Claude E. Millien, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

This is a story of a French gentleman who was influenced by stories and pictures of his grandfather's trips to the United States. He grew up with these accounts of his grandfather's journeys, exciting his imagination. Together with his dream of becoming a chef one day, they developed into the ultimate catalysts for his decision to live in America. He encountered challenges at the beginning of his life in the USA, like the language barrier. But he believed in his dream and worked hard at it, unshakeable in his conviction that America was and still is the land of opportunity.

About the Author:
Claude E. Millien is a retired executive chef. He was a member of the Vatel Club NYC, Executive Chef Association, Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, and The American Culinary Federation. In the '60s and '70s, Claude was involved in cooking contests and received some impressive awards:
1st Prize for Buffet NYC, 1962
1st Prize for Classic Cooking, 1962
1st Prize of Excellence for Decoration, Montreal, Canada, 1962
Chef of the Year, Connecticut, 1974
Claude was a remarkable executive chef and mentor, who was as comfortable in his kitchen as he was in his dining room. He has the knowledge, love, and patience to teach in both areas of the industry.

"Chef Claude Cookbook and Biography: From Paris to New York, Living the American Dream" is a 202-page paperback with a retail price of $29.95. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-1878-9. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at