Monday, July 20, 2015

Culinary Guidance and Coaching...

I just want to say hi to you-- my readers, my friends... I hope you are having a great summer with your loved ones! Spending time staying cool, cooking and eating with my family and friends has been a blast. Over the week, I have been pleasantly getting career-guidance inquiries from culinary graduates as well as those looking for a career change and I'll be taking some quality time from my blog to field them. In the last 15 years of my culinary profession, I've had the privilege to tap into different facets of the food industry, and I want people going in this field to know, there's more to making a living with food than working in a restaurant or hotel. It is an honour to give back, to provide some insight to less familiar culinary avenues and coaching the next generation, those testing the culinary waters or those who want to jump from one culinary ship to another. If you would like to contact me further on this, my email is

Lost in Life? Society assumes those who wander are wasting their time and life away. I believe incredible opportunities can be discovered along those aimless paths, and can lead to greater things. Things we never thought we could be capable of but feels so natural once we put some effort into it. I've been a culinary professional and jumped on that ship from my background in housing and real estate 15 years ago. It's been a heck of a ride and I loved every minute of it! Leaving my corporate job after being a mom was the best decision but it leaves me wondering what I will do in the next fifteen now that the kids are a little older. I too have been wandering while treading close to culinary waters and I've been discovering a new stream here and a new stream there. Exploring them more deeply has allowed me to see a whole sea of opportunities to dip my toes and hopefully to nose dive into when everything is right.

As J.R.R. Tolkien puts it, "Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost?" You are capable of great things at any stage of your life and inspiring others to dream...

I will be back with my regular family mealtime inspirations soon... be well, eat well, enjoy!


  1. Hi Susan,

    It was an absolute pleasure meeting you today. You have such a kind and generous spirit, and am grateful that you took time out of your day to meet with me. I have no doubt you will continue to do amazing things in the industry, and look forward to hearing and reading about your future projects on your blog!I am hopeful that our paths will cross sometime in the future, and that I get the opportunity to work with you at some point!

    I will definitely keep in touch and send you the link to my blog once it is underway. Thank you for your encouraging words, and for inspiring me.

    Sincerely yours,

    Sarah E.

    1. Thank you Sarah... the pleasure was all mine. You remind me of myself when I was exactly your age taking the leap of faith into a new career path-- you are bright, creative and ambitious. I know you will go on to do great things and I will continue to be there any time you have any questions. Be well and let's keep the conversation going.

      Hugs, Susan