I like to complain a lot about work and the way that it has controlled my life, but taking a step back, I see things in a different light. Three years ago, almost to the day, was when I first decided to go to culinary school. I knew I liked food and liked to cook it, but man, I think about the things I cooked, like my infamous shrimp pasta that Maclovin was not lovin, and it blows my mind that I dropped the cash on culinary school. But I have made huge strides in those three years. I've worked in two two Michelin star restaurants, both in FOH and BOH, and am now a chef de cuisine and a sommelier/wine director. It just blows my mind how hard work, willingness to shut up and learn, and a bit of luck has really paid off. I am feeling so so so good about the future right now.