I am not new to chef's forums, just this one.
My name is Brian, I am the Exec at a small boutique hotel in San Diego CA.
A 32 year veteran of the kitchen wars, apprenticeship trained + CIA grad (83 if it matters) and have been a bit of a nomad though my career.
Was a member of the "chefs and cooks on internet" newsgroup back in the days of usenet (if any remember that far back)
I use a lot of parenthetical sidebars (usually snide or obscure comments)
If there are any of the former usenet players on this forum I'd love to hear from them as well as making new contacts with the general ChefTalk community.