From numbers to dishes; being chef de partie´ to online marketing, follow my sweet drift…
Flashback, but not so many years…
– 2012 –
I left my job as a professional accountant when we decided to move here in Canada for good. Hoping that I can find the same job I’ve been doing for the past 15 years, I’m wrong. With funds getting low, I had no choice but to get a job that most people won’t do. Washing dishes.
I didn’t see that as disadvantage but an opportunity. I have a Michelin trained chef that time and ask him if he can teach me how to cook. He became my mentor and my friend.
Since cooking terms are not my first language, I decided to take Culinary Management at night time. I tried my best to learn fast and understand every technique that I need.
When my mentor left the fine food dining I’m working with that time, I started to explore the culinary world. I work in catering in one of the biggest university at night time.
Weekends, I worked in one of the busiest place doing brunch. Some nights (it depends on reservation), I worked in line again, so crazy that I always finished with no subway transportation available.
– 2014 –
Another window open up for me, but this one is different. I got a training from Ryan about online marketing. I learned the effective way on how to turn your passion into profit and which will work and doesn’t.
I am currently working on my new website where I am documenting all the results of my market test. My goal is to share what I have learned and discover not only to the readers but also to the members of my family.
– 2017 –
Combined with both skills I’ve learned (cooking + digital marketing), I started this blog. My goal here is to connect with other people who has the same passion with me.
Writing on this blog is my one way of keeping me sharp as well and the chance to meet other people.
My Biggest Reason for Cooking and Blogging
I cook for my two kids. I want them to learn and live in a place where cooking is part of their daily life. Today, where fast food almost rule the food industry, you can only count into your hands which caters healthy and responsible cooking.
I blog because I want to document and write all the things I’ve learned and discovered. And by sharing these knowledge, the feeling of something I’m contributing to the world that was uniquely mine makes me feel successful and happy.
And that’s enough for me.
Years from now, I’ll grow old but the lessons I’ve shared to my kids and to all of you will be part of something I can look back into and make my journey worth trying.