I have always been jealous of those people who knew what they wanted from an early age. Those individuals who had a guts and drive to achieve their goals and dreams. I am what I think qualifies would call a “professional coward”. So I played everything by a pre-determined route; a route that led me to get three academic degrees in five years from Stanford & spend the last 10 working in high-tech marketing and event planning.
In the winter of 2010, I found the courage to do two things: (1) quit my job & (2) apply to culinary school. Surprisingly, I got into the CIA Greystone and even more surprising is that I decided to pack up and move to Healdsburg, CA to see if I could make a go of being a professional chef. August 23, 2010 marks the day that I begin this new journey and begin to live my life out loud.
This blog is about my journey through culinary school – the highs, the lows, the knife cuts and hair nets. To say that I am scared is an understatement. But, with the support of my family, friends and awesome partner, I think I just might be able to make it.