Chef Life: Chapter Two

Corporate America. That’s the dream, right? Suit and tie, 9-to-5, 40 hours a week, twice a month paycheck, stock options, money, house, car, toys, vacations, etc. That’s what we all aspire to and work for, right? That’s what I convinced myself, anyway. And the truth...
Chef Life: Chapter 1

Chef Life: Chapter 1

To understand my passion for food, I feel like it’s necessary to understand my childhood. You see, my passion for food began before I was even born, really. It started with my father, when he was a young man. You see, my father has been in the food service since he...
Do one thing better

Do one thing better

A week ago, I was working with one of my friends, preparing food to be photographed for her new menu. I’d never worked with a food photographer before, and it was a fascinating experience. Now, I’m usually pretty proud of my plating, and I take pride in...
Chef Life: Chapter 1

TWO INDISPUTABLE TRUTHS

Happy Friday, brothers, sisters, and culinary siblings! Just a quick thought, on two INDISPUTABLE truths: 1) You are always LEARNING something 2) You are always TEACHING something If you’re not conscious of this fact, you’re learning what other people want...
NUTRITION IS EASY – PART 3

NUTRITION IS EASY – PART 3

So far, we’ve covered eating whatever you want (just want different things!), and the metrics of nutrition, or knowing where you’re at so you can get to where you want to go. Easy so far, right? Next up? NUTRITION IS ABOUT MORE THAN WHAT YOU EAT! Yep, just...
NUTRITION IS EASY – PART 2

NUTRITION IS EASY – PART 2

This may be a little Gump-esque, but nutrition is like a road trip – you’ve got to know where you ARE to get to where YOU WANT TO BE. Think about it – if you decided that you wanted to drive to Las Vegas, would you only worry about the speed limit?...