Stay Strong and Go Long

Stay Strong and Go Long

I often get asked about my favorite things to cook or eat, and I think they go hand in hand. What you eat gives you pleasure and for me cooking is a need, a burning desire or requirement. Most importantly, cooking (and eating) is me, it’s what I do and who I am.

I’m one of the few who never had to think of what I wanted to be when I grew up, I’ve always know this is what I was going to do. This gig chooses you and it consumes you; it brings you joy but frustrates you at the same time. This is a path that pays off in the long run. It’s not about not quick fixes and there aren’t fast ascensions to culinary royalty. A lot of times, if you rise fast it doesn’t last for long.

Every young Luke Skywalker starting his career has a Yoda that guides them down the path of technique and fundamentals. This Yoda’s job is to prepare each mentee to the best of their ability for what lies ahead, which means something different to each cook. It could mean suffering in repetitive prepping or watching a stock reduce over long hours. Make the best of it and know that if you work hard and ask questions you will be noticed and what you want will come.

Stay strong and go long!