the view from the dining room is incredibly different
I’m a 27 year old, born and raised in Jersey, walking (and recently stumbling) through this crazy thing we call life. I have been in love with food since I was a kid and allowed that passion to permeate every facet of my life. I work as a marketing account executive now but before my foray into office life, I was cooking professionally. During my years in the kitchen, I tried to learn as much as possible, so I worked… a lot. Some of the highlights of my professional cooking career (though short-lived) included: helping open a restaurant, working at three prestigious country clubs in NJ, being a pastry sous chef, a chef de cuisine, cooking on television and working for world renowned chefs. The restaurant business is an incredible industry to be a part of…and I loved every second of it.
Although I am out of the kitchen now, I still love everything about the industry (hence the blog). I’ve been writing about things going on in the industry, or had opinions about what cooking on TV has become, and I figured if I was spending my time thinking these things, maybe putting them down in some capacity wouldn’t be such a crazy idea…so here we are.
Inadvertently, this became a slightly rambling stream of conscious thought about various holiday endeavors, food and nostalgia. C’est la vie.
Some people love the fall because of the change in weather, football or pumpkin spice lattes, but for me? The fall means exciting culinary events and new chefs being deemed worthy.
Not everything needs to have maple…especially at Applebee’s….
“Desserts are like mistresses. They are bad for you. So if you are having one, you might as well have two.”
“Respect for food is a respect for life, for who we are and what we do.”