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Working as a chef isn’t easy, and it’s not getting any easier. At one point, being a career chef meant was all about cooking – today, it’s just as much about creating an identity that rises above the competition. Crush Your Career shares how Chefs can create a brand that propels their career, and allows them to continue cooking the food they love.
We also discuss:
Food as a form of connection
What a meal celebrating Chris’ life would look like
Chris grew up in Atlanta, then went off to earn a Master’s in Marketing. That provided him with a lucrative job in consulting upon graduation, which he soon learned to hate. Miserable after a year and a half, Chris made a 180° turn and followed his heart and passion into the world of cooking. He opened his first restaurant at the age of 28, where he grew into the role of executive chef.
Having taken his experiences in the corporate world, as well as those in the kitchen, Chris has built a large following centered around TV appearances all over the Southeast, his writing, two TEDx talks, and his mission of helping industry workers lead fulfilling, successful careers. He regularly speaks and shares his work on Medium, much of which has gone viral, discussing topics such as restaurant leadership, overcoming failure and business/entrepreneurship.
I love the world of food and beverage, everything about it, it’s soo damn sexy! Every time we eat and drink it ignites us sensually…the look, texture, taste, smell, sound all in a unique combination, encapsulating a moment in time. The act of sharing a meal with friends, chatting, eating, and drinking together is so forking perfect. It is a feeling that echoes a sense that All Is Good! Very, Very good!