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Thom Pastor
Works at St. Charles Medical Center
Attended Culinary Institute of America
Lives in Bend, OR
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Hey New Yorkers,
It's been 8 years since I last ate my way around your fine city. Where should I go? What should I eat?
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That would be awesome!
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Calm vs Headspace

Two apps enter, only one survives.

My phone should be an octagon.
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Time to play What's Inside?

Gotta say, the packaging does not instill confidence in the organization...
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Nope, doesn't sound tasty at all!
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Grammar geeks unite!
Jill Shargaa: Please, please, people. Let's put the 'awe' back in 'awesome' #TED : http://on.ted.com/i0llv
Which of the following is awesome: your lunch or the Great Pyramid of Giza? Comedian Jill Shargaa sounds a hilarious call for us to save the word "awesome" for things that truly inspire awe.
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Do you manage a food business?

I'm part of a group forming a food service manager mastermind. We're looking for two more quality members. Please fill out this form if you're awesome and like to help others. 
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Food Service Manager MastermindWe're forming a weekly mastermind group to help grow our businesses. This will be a private group where discussions are candid and confidential. We will begin and end each meeting on time and follow a standard format to respect each person's time. Meetings will take place in Google Hangouts. Each member is expected to commit to a minimum of one month at a time (four 1-hour meetings). Learn what a mastermind group is here: www.forbes.com/site...
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If you were given a billion dollars to solve a problem facing the world...

What would you do?
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Yes buy congress and make them do their jobs...
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So many books. So little time.

Where to begin...
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Normally this is where I'd recommend "Blood Meridian" by cormac McCarthy, but you seem all "happy" so I don't want to ruin that. I'd suggest Modernist Cuisine:the Art and science of cooking, it's a lite 2,400 page 6 volume set. Perfect for relaxing time.
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Well I've been off G+ for awhile, but I'm still kickin'. I recently started a new site and published my first product. 

Most of you won't be interested, but here's a link if you're curious.

I will share review copies with connections that work in corporate or healthcare food service. Just ask. 
Are you sick of hiring new employees only to find they turn out to be lazy, entitled, or refuse to work weekends?! You're too busy to let this cycle continue.Hiring is one of the most important and least practiced skills of food service managers. With our changing workforce it is difficult to know which applicants will succeed in your kitchen. You need a strong process to find and identify applicants who have the skills and personality you need f...
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I think Google is a bit more liberal than I am when it comes to defining a "family" movie.
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Exactly +Thom Pastor​. LMAO!!! 
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This is every chef when they are not at work.

Things To Do - The Kids in the Hall: http://youtu.be/tkAQLLbJbDw
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Good morning...

Quiet house, great book, and Mr. Tea, Life is good.

#essentialism
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Last night the High Desert Museum opened its new exhibit showcasing the history of beer in Central Oregon.
My pictures don't do it justice. Everything was top notch with dozens of beers being poured and a panel discussion from Jon Abernathy, Veronica Vega, and Paul Arney.

I've been a museum member for three years and this is the best exhibit I've seen.
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I only had one pint, +David Buchanan​
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Occupation
Chef. Author. Beer Writer.
Skills
Cooking food, pairing it with beverages, writing about it.
Employment
  • St. Charles Medical Center
    Nutrition Services Manager, 2014 - present
  • Stilig Press
    Author, 2013 - present
    I drink, eat, then write about it without being snooty.
  • St. Charles Medical Center, Redmond
    Executive Chef, 2010 - 2014
  • Cascade Culinary Institute
    Chef Instructor, 2012 - 2014
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Currently
Bend, OR
Previously
Chico, CA - Hyde Park, NY - Miami, FL - Hood River, OR - Eugene, OR
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Introduction
Dad and husband. Chef and Manager. Craft beer evangelist and author. Rocks bow ties. Drinks fantastic amounts of coffee. Has been known to ride his bike 400 miles in two days...for beer. Seriously, between coffee and beer this guy doesn't drink anything that isn't brewed. Oh, and he's a professional chef trained by the CIA (not that one).

I'm onto a new project now. Stay tuned.

My two non-food passions:
Cyclocross!;
Skiing - former park rat who now enjoys the quiet backcountry.

Someday I would also like to punch cancer in its throat for trying to take my wife. (She kicked its ass but the fight was brutal.)
Education
  • Culinary Institute of America
    Culinary Arts
    Hyde Park, New York
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Networking
Birthday
April 26