I have been lucky enough to be temporally assigned to a new property (within my company) in Napa Valley, CA. at the Silverado Resort. If you have ever been part of transition team at a large property you know how demanding it can be. Long days for multiple weeks combined with living out of a hotel room can be a rough and sometimes an overwhelming experience. Being away from loved ones and breaking your normal routine can take its toll if you don’t have a little fun.
The Total Package Chef
I haven’t written a blog in awhile. I have been pretty busy; I lost some staff, and had to tackle multiple projects at both work and home. We all go through times like this, periods of overwhelming challenges, deadlines, personnel commitments and sometimes health related issues. Thirty days ago I wondered if I would fail or could I rise to the occasion and execute at the expected level? I was reading one of my older blogs and thought it may help to motivate others toward both personal and professional success. I have seen many chefs and cooks with top notch skills and good intentions never reach their potential. An ongoing pattern of self destructive behavior and poor decision making has sidelined them from the fast track. We all need to take a look in the mirror from time to time and give ourselves an attitude adjustment. If you can change your thinking you can change your habits, that’s all it is, bad habits. If you want to be successful in today's no excuses, just get it done world you need to be a Total Package Chef, no ones going to pay you for half of the package.
Georgia Peach Season 2010It's official! It's peach season in Georgia, time to enjoy some of the most amazingly delicious fruit on the planet earth. Many of us have favorite summer memories of piling into the family car and heading to the peach orchard for the afternoon. Imagine plucking that first ripe peach of the year from the bin at a roadside stand and biting into the soft succulent flesh, so delicious!
How to Grill Barbeque Ribs
Barbecuing isn't just a matter of throwing any old slab of meat onto a burning grill with reckless abandon. There are certain steps that one has to follow in order to grill truly tasty and tender barbequed ribs.
First of all, one has to pay close attention to the type of ribs that they are going to barbeque. Whether they may be baby back, short ribs or spareribs, each of them come with their own specific recipes and cooking procedures. Being educated on the qualities of the different kinds of ribs will be helpful in knowing how to prepare them best.
I Love Italian Travel - Veneto Wine Touring
Wine tours of Italy. We will examine each of Italy's twenty wine-producing regions and present specific suggestions for wine touring. We name travel agencies that sell wine tours of that region. Even better, we name wineries that offer tours and sometimes agrotourism, the Italian version of a rural bed and breakfast. Read these articles and you may save piles of money, money that you can invest in Italian vacations, Italian wine vacations.
Free Range Products, an Asset to your Health
Grass fed animals provide a completely different range of products in comparison to factory raised livestock. Although the difference we perceive when we buy them is minimal, there is a huge gap between the two. The healthy diet free range animals are used to and their active lifestyle make them be lean and healthy. The types and quantities of fats we find in such animals have nothing to do with factory meat. It's like we are looking to products coming from different species really!