As they say.. all good things must come to an end. Dierbergs eliminated my position as Culinary Creative Director. My last day was today.
As tough as something like this is, I can't help but look at the last 6 years with gratitude. My time with Dierbergs gave me the opportunity to get back in the kitchen, to cook, to teach, develop recipes, write and publish. At the end of the day, when my head hits the pillow, I couldn't be more proud of the work I've done. If I empowered just one person to get in the kitchen and cook, spend time with their family, try something new, then my time was well spent.
I'm grateful for the incredible team I had the honor of working with. The passion and creativity they have for what they do is inspiring. They made me a better leader and I am grateful to each and every one of them.
So, here's to endings and here's to new beginnings. I have absolutely no idea what the future holds for me... at this point it's all really new, nothing in the job pipeline yet, but whatever it is... I'm sure looking forward to the journey.
This. As I’m sitting here dreaming, researching, envisioning, and praying...little thoughts of doubts sink in. Am I good enough? Do I have what it takes? Do I have the grit & hustle to do new things and step out? Do I really have something special to bring to the table?
The answer to all of those are YES. #dreaming#settle#whatsnext#hustle#beme
Goulais I miss you 😭😭 This picture totally captures what Goulais was for me. That feeling of the endless summer days of childhood. It was about people and relationships and not false fronts. Where people help their neighbours and still wave to the cars they pass on the road. Where you go for walks everyday and climb trees, stop to chat with people passing and can still borrow a cup of sugar from the neighbour up the road. It’s the reward of a toasty warm house when you worked to split the wood and carry it in.
Good bye Goulais! You were all freedom and free livin! Eternal camp!
I will miss you!