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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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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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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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You begin with page one. 📖📖📖 
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+1 for not watching football.
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asked my kids if they wanted watch the game, they said no. :)
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My kitchen is coming along. Can't wait!

#cheflife 
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New menu, toys, and address.
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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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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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Working on a new project for chefs and could use some help. These questions are for professional chefs only:

What do you struggle with as a chef? What are your biggest challenges?

Comment or private message me your answers. Thanks!
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Work
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
Story
Tagline
Pick yourself...not your nose.
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:
Bike racing - especially criteriums and 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.)
Bragging rights
I wrote a fun book! Check out dessertlovesbeer.com for details.
Education
  • Culinary Institute of America
    Culinary Arts
    Hyde Park, New York
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Birthday
April 26
Thom Pastor's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
A Few Tips for Racing Cyclocross
www.carolinedezendorf.com

My first cyclocross race was a beautiful disaster. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I had only learned what cyclocross was the wee

Be Still
m.bendsource.com

When an artist loses a loved one, feelings are expressed through the art. Poems and books written; drawings and paintings created; music mad

3 brain surgeries then back on the bike
www.bendbulletin.com

In the middle of his time trial in the Cascade Cycling Classic on July 17, Dillon Caldwell was pushing himself harder than he had ever pushe

When Life Gives You Lemons | Microcosmos | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon
m.bendsource.com

Here's a statistic that may not sit well: Of the next eight women you see, chances are one of them either has or will get...

How craft beer can add value to your restaurant | SmartBlogs
smartblogs.com

Offering craft beers is a great way to bring in more business, but it's important to follow a few key rules to make sure your craft beer pro

Berries bring taste of spring to dessert menus | Dessert Trends content ...
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Menus giving an early taste of spring with blueberry desserts

Why is the 'F' word such a taboo in kitchens now? 30 years of fusion—the...
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Cross-cultural culinary mash-ups have come a long way from the sesame-crusted tuna and wasabi mashed potatoes of decades past. So why is the

Brewing up new food and beer pairings
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It used to be that the word “pairings” automatically turned our thoughts and palates to wine, but the rise in craft beer production, small b

Mustard is on the menu at many restaurants | Food Trends content from Re...
restaurant-hospitality.com

Many chefs are personalizing the classic condiment mustard and using it in all kinds of dishes

Consumer trend report explores popularity of soup and salad
www.fastcasual.com

A new consumer trend report from Technomic reveals insights into consumer preferences for soup and salad. According to a news release from t

How state minimum wage hikes impact restaurants | Government content fro...
nrn.com

Operators deal with state minimum wage increases as the federal debate continues

CIA to step up craft beer curriculum with on-site brewery | SmartBlogs
smartblogs.com

Retailers are increasing stocks of popular local brews and restaurants are investing more into craft beer with special pairing menus.

Cork shot through 18th-century painting
www.thedrinksbusiness.com

An Italian council official caused €1000 of damage after popping open a bottle of spumante sending its cork sailing straight through an 18th

What are people saying? - Dessert loves Beer
dessertlovesbeer.com

Few chefs can write something equally funny, entertaining, true, and useful as Dessert Loves Beer. When you are going to splurge on dessert,

Warm up this winter with some Mexican hot chocolate
www.post-gazette.com

Many mornings this winter have found me making like a Mexican grandmother and making Mexican hot chocolate. This is for my first-grader son,

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