3 restaurants, 4 years and 8 months later. It's been a week and some change since the news broke out. Took me while to gather my thoughts. A lot has happened in this establishment. Being one of the first BOH hires back in 2014 months before we opened.
My interview with @andrewdelvec was the beginning of the career that I couldn't have imagined. Recieveing your email about being hired was one of those tears of joy moments.
That first year was tough. Everyday I went in thinking I was going to get fired. Constantly learning something. I'm thankful for those tough times. It gave me the chance to grow and learn from some amazing people. @danielhellmayer @iamkriswelz @jules3106 @skotmcd @chef.zachary These guys saw my potential and kept me on toes at all times.
Never in my wildest day dreams could I imagine working my way up to sous chef. I was dead set on the idea that my abilities were of just a simple cook, bouncing from one restaurant to another. I owe the most guidance and support from two very important people @chefblackbeard and @chefnodiggitty . I learned so must from these amazing people. Kuya Jason, You really taught me the importance of communication with your team and gaining that trust. For that I'm forever greatful.
Ateh Ruby, what can I say. We had our ups and downs through the years, but we always were there for each other. You created a culture in our kitchen, where everyone felt like they were part of a family. That is rare to find in this industry and I'm glad to be a part of it. And we had some pretty awesome people come through our kitchen and felt that love. You are one of most hardest working person I ever met, who is always leading by example, ruling with an iron fist, but with a gentle heart. Thank You for believing in my abilities and choosing me to support you in the kitchen. You pushed me out of my comfort zones and opened my eyes what it is like to creating a dish.
We definitely lived the phrase " First ones in, Last ones out". I'm glad we stuck it out till the end.
I say goodbye to a place of timeless memories. But first a little R&R, cause you know mental health. 😜😉 - 50 minutes ago