• State of the Onion…Leading in 2023

    As a chef, leading a team in 2023 requires a multifaceted approach that incorporates a variety of skills and abilities. The food industry has evolved significantly over the years, and it’s crucial for chefs to stay up-to-date with emerging tren

  • Ask! Please Ask. It’s ok!

    I’ve been thinking on this point a lot lately and wanted to wait until the thought completed itself before I posted.  I think its finally come full circle. As a feeling person in 2016 I find it frustrating that people simply don’t ask for

  • Better than you are…

    When managing people its inevitable that you have the thought…”Kids these days!” The question is WHY do we say that in our heads.  After a lot of personal reflection and a great conversation over lunch today I realized that for me I

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    Book of the Week: Man’s Search for Meaning

    Viktor Frankl’s book Man’s Search for Meaning is recommended by all business gurus and self developers across all walks of life.  MSFM is divided into two sections chronicling Frankl’s time in multiple concentration camps.  The firs

  • Book of the Week: The Obstacle is the Way

    Through my current obsession with all things Time Ferriss I stumbled across Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle is the Way.  I snagged the audio-book with my audible points on a whim and couldn’t be more surprisingly thrilled.  Ryan Holiday has b

  • Sesame Sambal Tuna Poke

    Yields: 1 Portion Ingredients: 4 oz fresh tuna ½ each avocado 2 fl oz sambal sauce .5 fl oz sriracha sauce 1 tsp chives 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds .5 fl oz sesame oil Cut the tuna into forkable pieces or smaller depending on your...

  • At Home Cavatelli Shrimp Scampi

    Yield: 1 Portion Ingredients: 7 oz Cooked Cavatelli Pasta 7 each extra jumbo shrimp 2 oz halved grape tomatoes 1.5 oz chopped fresh garlic 6 fl oz favorite white wine 3 oz butter cold and cut into cubes 1 each lemon .5 oz arugula 1...

  • Commencement

    I’m sitting here today to talk and tell a story.  Before I do,  I also want to mention a few things that people say that I think are complete and utter bullshit. First there’s “Practice makes perfect.”  That is complete horse dookie.  You can practic

  • Choosing One Thought Over Another

    Patience In The Face Of Adversity

    This is my first blog post and quite honestly…i’m a little nervous about it. I was mulling over what would be an appropriate topic, yearning for something profound and enlightened on which to comment. Nothing was coming out. “Help me Universe!”

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