I embrace diversity and love learning about other cultures and history, life is an adventure and I have a fascination with the world around me, feeling the awe of Life from watching the sunrise to watching the sunset and gazing at the stars. I'm an information sponge and love learning new things, besides being a chef I also write poetry, draw, and play guitar.
I'm a headbanging, fist-pumping old school metalhead but I'm also a small town country boy, enjoying things like the local watermelon festival, a cold beer on a Saturday night, Iced Tea and grandma's fried chicken, but don't worry I never got into the cow-tipping thing :P
I'm a voracious reader and a science-fiction nut and love football (it's a religion here in the South!), baseball, hockey, golf, and WWE Wrestling, I usually don't care for basketball or racing (unless I'm actually at the track or it's the NBA Championship), I don't watch much TV but when I do it's usually tuned in on the educational channels such as History Channel, NatGeo, etc.
My love of cooking is born from my fascination with the world around me, it is one of those things that is both science and art, making it the total package for me. I strive for perfection in the quality of the dish as well as the beauty of its presentation.
I've honed my skills in a variety of kitchens & cuisines for 20 years and started learning to cook before I was old enough for kindergarten.
I don't claim to be one of the best chefs in the world but I do have many happy customers that have said otherwise. I do thank all them for the wonderful compliments, though :)