Musk said that he started cooking as a kid, for his family. “Once I went to university, I would cook for my friends, but I was an entrepreneur and went and built a great company and sold it,” he said. “Once I sold it, I had the financial freedom to go to do whatever I wanted, so I went to New York and learned how to cook.”
Musk had been able to cook for the firefighters after 9/11, which he called an “…extraordinary, intense and traumatic experience.”
“Until I cooked for the firefighters and spent six weeks with them, I saw cooking as a hobby, but I then decided to open a restaurant,” said Musk.
He started off with two restaurants and 17 schools, which he said he treated as a side project until the life-altering experience of breaking his neck while going down a ski hill in 2010.
“I was horizontal for two months,” said Musk. “They fixed me. I still have no feeling in my left fingers, but I won the lottery in that I wasn’t paralyzed [for good].”