Monday, June 28, 2010


In all caps! I feel like a bad mother but I am back! Without a recipe to share. Just here to tell everyone I missed this blog and sharing with you whatever I can come up with in the kitchen. Two months plus I have been slaving over at a local specialty restaurant. I am not really sure if I can tell everybody the name of the place. I might not be allowed to do so, but the restaurant serves Greek food and it was my first time to ever work professionally in a restaurant kitchen. I had to do it for my 'on-the-job-training' to complete my college education and I can say it was one of the best experiences of my life. I have learned so much and I owe a lot from the people who work there everyday. They were always willing to show me the ropes and they were patient and so much fun to be with.

The 400 hours that I had to complete is almost done. I feel relieved and also proud that I dealt with it that long (without pay!) but I also feel kind of sad that it's going to be over and I had to leave that place when I'm finally comfortable with the people there and now that I know how to do the job quite well. But I gotta move on. This is an amazing chapter in my life and it's only the start of bigger things to come. (I hope!)

The best thing is, every single day I go to work, I feel a deeper love for what I do. I hate skipping a day of it and I hate being late. I found out I have never been so happy doing something. Other than the music scene that I've been a part of, I have never felt so fulfilled doing anything in my life. I want to do more, learn more, explore and dive into the heart of cooking. I might take lessons apart from college. Both my parents agreed. I'm just hoping for the best.

As for this blog, it will see my journey through. And you!

I will cook something for you tomorrow! :)

Back in action,
♥ Chef Shak

P.S. My view from work. :)