I can answer most questions about the diner experience, food trends, food preparation, food science, cooking techniques, ingredients, expectations,training, and anything else that excites you about the restaurant world or food of all types. I can answer questions related to all positions in the restaurant, having managed and acted in almost all facets of the operation. While not currently certified, I was certified in food safety while in the business, I can answer most general questions about safe food handling practices. I can answer some questions about the financial aspects of restaurants, but there may be more qualified experts in this field - my passion is truly the food and service.
I was once accused of being obsessed with food - I plead guilty your honor. I managed restaurants, front (servers, bar, host, etc.) and back (kitchen, dish, etc.) for about 7 years. Prior to that I worked just about every position in the restaurant and have throughout my life had a passion for great food. Whether it be a perfect burger or sea urchin roe, persian or cambodian, raw, cooked, or cured; I find great pleasure in cooking, eating, and talking about food. With my 2nd kiddo on the way and lonely wife at home, I decided to end my brief career in restaurants a few years ago and join the more sane, but infinitely less exciting 8-5 job world. While I miss it, I have had more time to enjoy food as a hobby, entertain, research, write, and experiment. I've even had the opportunity to become a secret shopper and enjoy the experience from the other side of the table.
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration - Human Resources Self-Ordained Lover of All Things Food Related
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