I stumbled upon this site doing a google search trying to solve a computer glitch and found the issue discussed on this forum. I was instantly head over heels as I am a ex-pro chef and full-on foodie. I have over 20 years in the restaurant/catering/private chef industry at all levels of service. My formal training is with Italian cuisine but have branched out to many others. My darkest culinary secret is that French cuisine is my weakest, but I am versed enough to fake it well.
I am not currently employed in the culinary world because my computer skills have provided me an income and schedule that no restaurant can match. However, I still cook for real all the time. I am very excited to meet other chefs and foodies to learn and share and am excited to help out those who are just starting out in this wonderful world of flavor and passion.
Pastry is an alien world to me, but I do have a 7qt kitchen aide mixer and curiosity. I am semi-fluent in wine and amateur brewmeister. Good food, drink, music, and company makes the world go round.