I have worked most of my adult life in restaurants, as both a cook and a server. I have had the privilege of working for some very talented and creative chefs, who taught me a lot over the years.
With twelve years of cooking in restaurants under my belt, I consider myself a professional cook, not a chef. I believe the title of Chef should only be awarded to those that have successfully graduated from a School of Culinary Arts and/or have worked their way up the ladder in the real world.
As I got older I realized that while I truly loved cooking, the profession of cooking was not for me. Long hours, hot kitchens and working on weekends and holidays started to grind me down and I decided to leave the kitchen for the corporate world.
Looking back, I can appreciate all the things I learned while in that profession and years later still carry that love for cooking. Today I work with technology and media, and I absolutely love what I do. I’m a geek at heart, both in the kitchen and on the web. Which is why I started this site.
I found myself constantly sending links to my friends and family whenever I would come across a cool tool, gadget, or idea involving cooking. As an experienced blogger I knew that if I you blog about something you love it becomes more of a hobby then a job. So starting Kitchen Geek was a no-brainer. I absolutely love sharing all this cool stuff with people, and I hope you find it as cool as I do.