Today we had our first visiting chef, Chef Ryan, from the Alumni Restaurant. It was an awesome visit! As with anyone new, we were all excited to learn how Chef Ryan gained his appreciation for cooking. His grandmother’s influence made quite the impact when he was little. Learning how a Chef is inspired helps us understand a person better. We learned how he worked in different restaurants and learned what he needed to be successful.
Ordering food supplies for his restaurant is just one part of his job of being Chef and General Manager for the Alumni restaurant. Designing new menus is still an accomplishment that he enjoys as it gets him back into the kitchen to cook and create new menus.
Those of us who attended were thrilled to learn about the experiences of being a chef.