I don’t do the hat…

Any examination of my life, career, loves, and losses should begin with that thought (and for those readers who are of a more philosophic...

When Life Gives You Lemons…

I’ve had an epiphany. Well maybe that is too strong a term but I came to a clear realization just the other day, and...

Back of House—Do you have “Heart”?

I had just started my new job as Director of Catering at a historic luxury property in my favorite city, San Francisco. This...

What’s Right vs. What’s Fast: The Celebrity Death Match

I was toiling today when my number two asked me to make a sauce for him for a banquet. Nothing huge or complicated, just...

Catering Nightmare

If you are the Catering Director, Catering Manager, Banquet Chef, or the Banquet Manager in a hotel environment, this one is for you! The event...

Custom Market Baskets

In my corporate days at Sodexho, we were allowed to bill our clients for the cost of inflation. Specifically, we would use widely...

Power to the Server

Being the dedicated "Foodie" that I am, not only do I love working in the F&B industry, I love going out to eat. ...