GAME DAY IN THE KITCHEN

Life happens whether we plan or not, whether we have a strategy or shoot from the hip, whether we think through the process of reaching outcomes or if we simply cross our fingers and hope for the best. Looking at life through the lens of a game can sometimes clarify how we got to where…

A COOK’S TOLERANCE FOR PAIN

Those of us who have held court behind the range know it, our families know it, our peers know it, but the rest of the world has no real idea about the physical and emotional pain that accompanies the job of cook or chef. “An individual’s tolerance to pain is as unique as the person,…

A CHEF’S LETTER TO LINE COOKS

  Interesting how even after hanging up a chef’s hat I still enjoy being called “chef”. Although I haven’t spent more than one occasional day at a time behind a professional kitchen range in some time, I am still filled with enthusiasm for kitchen life. One of my great joys when holding that position was…