People who truly know me, know that I enjoy cooking and eating. So, for the people who are getting to know me, here is a preview of…me!
I remember dreading the times when my mom would go to the kitchen to get dinner prepared, she would always call me to help her cook or take out the pans she would need. Being like most kids, I would say “I’m busy playing” or complain because she wasn’t calling my brother enough. Unknowingly, mom was slowly molding me.
Like most teenagers applying for their first job, I had put a application in at Burger King and was soon hired. This was my first time in a commercial kitchen and even though it wasn’t my dream job, I was making some money. My manager was impressed with the way I prepared my sandwiches, yes I know that it was just whoppers and cheeseburgers, but I cared about the way my sandwiches would taste and look. If you know fast food chains, the new employees usually get trained on the registers or clean the lobby. I was allowed to stay in the kitchen, that was the beginning of my journey.
Throughout my young adult life I had worked in customer service and retail, but I have always ended up back in food service. I enjoy the kitchen environment, the excitement and stress of the lunch/dinner rush, and learning from the other chefs and cooks. Fast forwarding to the present, my journey is taking another turn, I remember during one of my interviews, I was asked a question “where do you see yourself in 5 years”? I quickly answered “my own catering business”. Unfortunately that question was asked about 8 years ago, but I am finally working toward that answer. I still enjoy the kitchen but now I want to learn more, produce, show, and entertain people with what I have learned throughout my journey.