Reflections from a global year exploring leadership and service in the restaurant industry I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started and stopped writing some sort of reflection to wrap up my final thoughts from this past year on the Watson Fellowship. I’ve been back in the US nearly 6 months ... » Learn More about The Chef as a Servant Leader
Please excuse the 7 week hiatus from writing a new post. I’ve been busy tramping through the New Zealand bush, climbing trees for poisonous berries, making marshmallows with special herbs, starting indoor fires, picking teenie leaves off with tiny tweezers, and trying to keep my chef jacket ... » Learn More about Kawakawa and Kumara and Kiekie, Oh my!
The title of the first post on this blog, “When comfort exceeds discovery, it’s time to move on” was aptly titled for leaving home. By the time I left Ireland in October, I also had just reached that point of comfort. However, in Morocco, it’s been harder for me to tell what “comfort” really is. I ... » Learn More about “When Comfort Exceeds Discovery, It’s Time to Move On” – Part 2
Something you should know about me: Prior to this year, I had probably seen less than a dozen full movies in my “adult” lifetime. Of those movies, they generally fell into one of three categories: Nicholas Sparks/Romance, Food Films, or Animation (Finding Nemo still gets me every ... » Learn More about I’ve Spent Over 54 hours of my Watson Year Staring at A Screen
I was very curious before coming to Morocco whether my “ethnically ambiguous” appearance would make it easier for me to blend in. Sometimes it does (like the time a woman in the gym locker room started rambling to me in super-fast Arabic as if I understood her. I think she was complaining about ... » Learn More about “Pardon, je’ne parle francaise ou arabe.”