I'm married with three kids and two grandchildren. I have worked in the restaurant industry for more than 20 years which includes my own catering business that I owned and ran for 10 years. I also work with restaurants as a consultant and also do secret shopping for quality reports for restaurant owners.
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My favorite things to cook
Pretty much everything; I loved doing special requests for special events and anything out of the ordinary was the most fun.
My favorite family cooking traditions
All of the holidays and birthdays are major events in our family. Big extravagant meals are the norm. We could feed an army at each of those meals and sometimes we practically did! No one left hungry!!
My cooking triumphs
Taking the big step into catering.
My cooking tragedies
Hiring a friend to help me with one of my catering jobs and her not following my instructions on the potato dish I had her make...it was awful. Everything else was great though and they didn't hold it against us even though I was completely embarrassed by the blunder.