My love for food was obvious from my early childhood, when I would stand next to guests at costume parties for as long as it took for them to give me a bite from their plate. My parents have often had to rescue me from choking on soil from the plant pot, glass shards, or some sort of insect.
Unsure of what I wanted to do, I enrolled in a business academy, which equipped me with lightning-speed typing skills. These came in very handy later, allowing me to effortlessly record all the ideas germinating in my head.
A Ghastly Experiment
After unsuccessfully applying to study literature, theatre, and film at university, I signed up for a two-year experimental project at the Austrian Business Academy. By all appearances, the experiment was not a huge success, and was discontinued after our year.
My stint as an automated milking machine merchant for the renowned Miele company was brief but memorable, and I soon shed my overalls in favour of a master’s programme in economics at the Masaryk University in Brno. In my second year, I passed the exam to become a member of the Chamber of Tax Consultants.