May 29, 2012 6:14 am
Updated: Jun. 19, 2012 9:30 am
Dear graduating class of 2012:
As you set forth upon the world in your enthusiasm to make it a better place, I would like you to remember a few things:
-Every generation before you said they were going to change the world, not everyone did.
-Forget everything you learned in school about you being
I have been a professional restaurant person for 30+ years. I started out as a dishwasher and worked my way up the ladder. No schooling except for hands on experience in locations around the USA. I am now starting my own business as a consultant and food writer.
My favorite things to cook
Everything-except baking and desserts
My favorite family cooking traditions
Gravy, my side of the family is mostly French , so we love the sauces and gravies.
My cooking triumphs
Starting my own public access cooking show-"It's Only Food". Did 33 shows in 3 years as the chef and producer. It certainly opened up a lot of doors and paved the way for changing the way I look at food.
My cooking tragedies
Missing my family growing up and working 80 hour weeks, but I can say that it paid off. No regrets.