Happy Friday people and welcome to the month of April. I mentioned a couple days ago I'd be making a big announcement so here it is. I have hung up my chefs coat and chef shoes for a suit jacket, starched oxford and wing tips. As of the end of March I will no longer be an active chef. Instead I have returned to the corporate world of information technology for both stability and peace of mind.
Before you all get misty eyed, let me say this, it has been an honour and pleasure sharing my passion for cooking and the culinary arts with the nearly 1 million people who follow me across several social media networks. I appreciate every interaction and every ounce of support both actual and moral I've received from each and everyone of you.
Over the past five years I have met and worked with some outstanding people. But lets keep it real, there's no money in being a chef. I've blogged about this on many occasions but when you have responsibilities you have to do what you must to meet those responsibilities. This is why you so often hear chefs say they're not doing it for the money, they do it because of passion. And I for one have nothing but respect for those living their passion.
When I fist entered the F&B/Restaurant industry it wasn't to become a chef but to learn the business so that I could make sense out of my desire to be a restaurateur. I'm an entrepreneur first and foremost becoming a proper chef along the way was indeed a bonus and I don't regret becoming a chef at all.
So what's next you ask as it relates to food? Outside of my new day job, I will still be involved in the F&B world, not as a chef but as an owner. I've started a hospitality company and along with my partners we plan to open our first restaurant in Washington, DC early 2017. I will be taking a 6 week hiatus from the world of social media retooling my presence in that space. So this will be my last post until sometime in May.
That said, if you REALLY know me you have my email and mobile. Feel free to reach out. Otherwise, catch you guys later and wishing everyone a spectacular next couple months.#CarpeDiem #DrinkMoreCoffee #DrinkMoreWine #FoodPorn #ChefLife #DoNoHarm #SpreadLove #CorporateLife