Monday, February 14, 2011
Today retail, tommrow the world
I am a firm believer that you follow your heart and you will be truly happy.
I have applied that motto to all aspects of my life except for my career. I attended culinary school, worked in the kitchen, and spent some time in the food industry, but ultimately left due to burn out. It was not until recently that I realized that I was looking at it all the wrong way. There is a saying that rings in my head that a instructor once told me, "Catering is a license to steal". Which was a dramatic way of saying that there is unlimited opportunity in the catering world. Ever since that moment I have felt a draw to catering/mobile food. A totally open way of expressing myself and also a way to be my own boss in the industry that I am drawn to.
The best part about Anthony Bourdain is his approach to food. Use the best ingredients and let the food speak for itself, food speaks about a person and a place and most importantly his true love for street food and food carts.
I am excited about the prospect of possibly taking my love of food and sharing it with the masses. There is a lot of soul in food and you have to be able to taste the food as you are preparing it and planning it. If the mere thought of a dish makes you tingle with excitement, then it is probably a soulful one. I believe that our fast food, food chain culture needs to be broken and people need to realize what good food is. I hope to one day help teach them what that is.