The Documentary
Sept 10th 2018: We are back on the road filming the second leg of the documentary so by all means, stay tuned, until then, here's the first leg... Yes, the rumors are true and much...
Tales from the road
I haven't been everywhere but I've damn sure been around. All in all it's hard to say what I learned or if you'll learn anything from the following. If anything, I hope it inspires you...

The Restaurant Industry

I’ve been in the industry for nearly 25 years and have worked at more places than you, trust me. In other words, I know what I’m talking about even if my opinions might not win me many friends. Right now, due to a lot of different factors, the industry we know and love is coming under fire. It’s always been a beast but it’s now harder than ever for small indie places to make it.

This is my perspective on a few of these issues, read at your own discretion

Paying respect to Bourdain

This is one of the last things I ever wanted to write.

Why I won’t use Sysco

While a lot of people are pissed about this, even more are pissed about being able to relate. And no, they still won’t go on the record.

Diets and Allergies

Dear idiot customers, get off the bandwagon and learn the facts.

Marco sold out

Maybe he had talent back in the day, but if he was really using Knorr chicken stock in the Kitchen, then it was all bullshit.

Why I don’t give a fuck about awards

There are more important things in life than seeking the approval of those who know less than you do

How to handle a shady boss….without going to jail.

I’m lucky to work for some really cool people right now but I’ve also had to deal with some total cokehead scumbags. I’ve learned how to keep my cool while not letting the shady bastards screw me.

Equality in the Kitchen

The Kitchen is the last true democracy and it doesn’t care what color you are, what God you pray to or any of that other BS. Neither do I…

Too sick for a witty title

Yet I’m still expected to go in and cook

Why I don’t bash Vegans

Real simple, food is awesome and it should be used to bring people together, not drive us apart. Both sides need to get a grip.

Quick bread (Banana, pumpkin, zucchini etc)
Quick bread (Banana, pumpkin, zucchini etc)
This is one of several variations of what’s called a quick bread and this also includes cakes  brownies and waffles . They don’t use yeast to...
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Six months later and what have we learned?
Six months later and what have we learned?
I get it, change takes time but I'm not seeing it. Six months later and well….. When the news hit, it hit hard and sent...
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Local and other misleading terms
Local and other misleading terms
Recently I was talking with a coworker who mentioned he'd just eaten at some bullshit “fast casual” spot. The guy knows me and he knew...
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A prime example
A prime example
Location, irrelevant to the moral of the story. The simple fact is that it happened again. And random idea takes shape, a simple smoked vegetable...
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Roux
Roux
It's fat and flour, cooked and used to thicken sauces, soups, gravies and things of that sort. Its one the most simple things you can...
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The basics of cooking a Turkey
The basics of cooking a Turkey
Tis the season to cook the bird and I'm going to make things real simple for those of you who have never done this before....
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Six months later and what have we learned?
Six months later and what have we learned?
I get it, change takes time but I'm not seeing it. Six months later and well….. When the news hit, it hit hard and sent...
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Exposing the posers
Exposing the posers
I'll be the first to admit, I'm not in the best state of mind right now. This fucking idiot though… Last night I get a...
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What you need to know about the US foods/SGA deal
What you need to know about the US foods/SGA deal
So the deal was announced this morning, US foods is buying another food distributor called SGA which owns five smaller food distribution companies including FSA....
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Dating and job hunting: The interview questions explained
Dating and job hunting: The interview questions explained
This is what inspired this whole series, the fact that first dates and interviews are both total bullshit. Both sides have an agenda, both sides...
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The logic of suicide
The logic of suicide
Fun fact, I'm suicidal right now. No, this is not a joke in any way and no, I have no interest or intention of doing...
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It was a weird idea but I did it anyway
It was a weird idea but I did it anyway
Yes, I am fully aware of how odd the final cut is. And at the same time, I'm rather proud of myself for having the...
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Why I left the industry after 25 years
Why I left the industry after 25 years
First off, I’m not done cooking, I’m just done with the bullshit in the industry and working my ass off for other people's businesses. I’m...
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An introduction to the stereotypes you will meet in the Kitchen
An introduction to the stereotypes you will meet in the Kitchen
Let's face it, some stereotypes are funny as hell and having worked in the industry for nearly 25 years, I’ve seen some things you can’t...
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