Don and Kalindi Engle are Detroit-area Scientologists. Don is an executive chef and Kalindi is a pastry chef. Both are featured in Scientology.org on the video channel.
Whether preparing a perfect sauce, dishing out 2,500 meals a day at the Detroit Athletic Club, or creating a fresh nuance to a classic pasta dish, chef Don Engle adds a pound of energy and a pinch of optimism to everything he does.
Working as a cook since he graduated from high school in Detroit, Engle, now 42, learned a word that opened his eyes to a career he loves.
“A new manager at the restaurant where I worked was a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. I had never even heard the word ‘culinary’ before,” says Engle. “When I found out what it meant, I knew I wanted to be a chef.”>>
And Kalindi’s story:
“Where I grew up, girls didn’t go to school,” says Kalindi Engle. “I always wanted to study, but I couldn’t learn to read and write.”
Growing up in West Bengal, India, Engle’s parents arranged her marriage, when she was just 15, to a man from Detroit, Michigan. Although her husband was a kind man and she always respected him, she was unhappy in the marriage and five years later, certain it was not going to get better, she moved into a one-room apartment with her young son and divorced him. >>