Through a series of meandering events in my life, I have come to discover that food and cooking are my calling. Although I was drawn to cooking at an early age and have worked in many different kitchens over the years, I never really thought of it as something I'd want to do for a living. A “can't see the forest for the trees” sort of thing, I guess.
Looking back, I can see how it makes sense that I would become what I am today. Connecting the dots of my past outlines the character of who I am and how perfectly it fits with what I'm doing with my life. I get to live my dream of being an alchemist in the kitchen transforming simple ingredients into meaningful experiences and it's been quite a wonderful journey so far.