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.