About Me

Hi my name is Bard. I am a retired chef, a writer, a husband, a grandpa, a dad and a foodie.
I love cooking at home, going out to eat and experiencing new things in the world of food. I decided a while ago that I was going to write a book but I decided to write a blog instead.
I really love food and I love the food business. It’s a demanding world with all sorts of perks. I was a member of the Los Angeles Chef de Cuisine Association and I was on the board of directors for 5 years. I hosted numerous golf tournaments and dinners. I met many culinarians and people affiliated with the hospitality industry. It was a very rewarding career.
I was an executive chef for several exclusive country clubs and had a catering company called World Traveler Catering. It was so much fun and I would recommend to anybody who really loves food and wants a very high paced career to look into the food business. There are so many things that you can do and so many places you can go. It’s so much fun!!!
Although the thing you might want to do before deciding you want to go to culinary school is work in a high paced restaurant on a really busy evening for free to see if it is a good fit for you. I know many people who went to culinary schools and found out after they graduated that the business wasn’t for them and they still had to pay back the $50K tuition.

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