Between flight missions during deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Marine Corps Maj. Brandon Busch buried himself in Culinary Institute cookbooks.
Cooking shows were part of Busch’s childhood, and the CH-53 pilot considered pursuing that career after his military service. As he neared 10 years on active duty, Busch decided to make the jump and transitioned to the Marine Corps Reserve in 2014 so he could pursue a culinary career with an emphasis on sweets.
Busch, who’d already earned a college degree before serving in the military, used his GI Bill benefit to pay for pastry school. Now he owns Lift Chocolates in Boulder, Colo., where he serves as a chocolatier.
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