Although she is only eight years old, Victoria has had a passion for the kitchen for five years. Whenever she visits her grandparents, she can often be found right alongside her grandfather, who is a whiz in the kitchen. Her all-time favorite chef is Rachael Ray. Victoria talks about her constantly and loves to watch her on television. She hopes to one day cook like Rachael and maybe have her own cooking show.
Victoria’s wish took her and her family to New York City to see Rachael Ray in action. With a limo ride to the airport and the royal treatment in the air, she felt like a VIP. Once in the Big Apple, it really sank in that she was about to meet the celebrity chef. Victoria sat in the VIP balcony and watched two tapings of “Rachael Ray.” She was blown away when Rachael came out between segments, made eye contact and waved to her.
In a moment of utter shock, Victoria became very shy as she got face-to-face with her culinary idol. She was delighted to discover that Rachael was just as sweet in person as she appears on television. After they shared a hug, Victoria said she would never wash her hands again, and Rachael joked, “You better wash your hands if you’re going to be handling food!” Rachael signed her newest cookbook for Victoria and the pair took pictures together. As the two said goodbye, Rachael told Victoria, “This is your home. You come back anytime.” It was a moment that the aspiring chef won’t soon forget.
Wish Granters: Maria Bracamonte & Melissa Sackman
Referred by: her mother
Adopted by: Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm Glazer