A professional in the food service industry for 30 years.
So welcome to my blog; there are many others like it but this one is mine.
My focus is mainly on the food, not a lifestyle of food, not a theme based image journal; food.
Having cooked in many different environments, from basic truck stop diner to owning and running my own modest catering outfit to mining and oil rig camps to the athletes’ tent at the 2010 winter olympics and many points in between, I’ve come to rest in then film industry as a film crew caterer.
The Covid19 pandemic has changed the way we not only eat, but the way we dine, in a sense.
It surprised me just how elusive the simple art of preparing and creating meals could be for so many people.
The most common hurdle I hear people cite is inspiration, or more the lack of it.
Along the way will come some tips and techniques that many pros employ to deliver their craft in a non-pretentious, brass tacks style on a home kitchen level.
One of my favourite things to do is travel (again, a global pandemic can hobble one’s wanderlust, but bet your boots I’ll be roaming as soon as I’m able to); especially to places where I can explore and try new foods and expand my horizons on existing ideas. Lots of what I will do here is inspired by places and experiences I’ve picked up in my travels.
Cooking is for the most part easy and the joys of it can range from your favourite comfort food to stumbling upon a new flavour combination while playing about with new flavours or methods to the elation of accomplishing a dish you previously found dauntingly beyond your skills.
It’s easy if you know how and if you don’t know how, you can, as they sometimes say in the film industry: fake it til you make it.