I understand how it is to be imprisoned by working for someone and/or a company. I’ve worked in the restaurant industry for the last 15 years of my life and I just got out. In high school one of my career goals was to become a chef. It was because of my passion for food and the ability to create my own dishes for people. It an artistic expression for me.
After high school I went to a community college where I studied culinary arts as my major so that I would gain the skills to bring me closer to achieving my goal for becoming a chef, and ultimately opening my own restaurant. During my program I worked at a restaurant for a small independent restaurant. It was great for me because I had the benefit of learning directly from the restaurant owner about opening a restaurant and how to run it. He was a nice guy and very knowledgable. He built and sold several companies including a tree trimming Hawaii business. So, I knew I could gain knowledge about the business aspect of opening a restaurant.
Anyway, as he seen my ambition and my talent he made me the head chef within two years. (more…)