Executive Chef, Savory Moment
When I mention that I am a chef one of the first questions I am often asked is “Why did you start cooking?” The answer goes back to my childhood. Growing up, I constantly struggled in school. I had trouble concentrating, not just in the classroom but outside in the world as well. I didn’t realize it at the time, but food was a huge hindrance and sadly had a negative impact on the quality of my life. By researching my symptoms and unlocking the secrets to my dysfunctional and unhealthy childhood, I started down a path to wellness. I changed the way I looked at food not out of desire, but out of necessity.
Eating more nutritionally and cleaner had such a profound and positive impact that I decided to dedicate my life to helping others in a similar way. I know from personal experience that oftentimes our innate gifts are locked away inaccessible to us, because our food and sugar addictions prevent us from understanding who we are and realizing who we were always meant to be. Cooking and delivering meals that give you your life force back is now my life’s mission.
The way I see it is the body in a way can be viewed as a vessel – one that carries precious cargo. The stronger the vessel, the more it can endure. Most importantly, to truly eat and be well, it enables us to go out and explore our comfort zone and hopefully step just beyond it. This all relates back to increasing our capacity to experience life and all of its grandeur. Whether it’s inside your home with your family and loved ones, or facing yourself in the great outdoors – Life is meant to be lived fully.
Here’s to a year of facing your fears, living life to the fullest and being more alive today than you were yesterday.