Mondays are the first day of a normally crazy week and should be an easy transition from an even crazier weekend. Although I push for satisfaction within my career, I get the feeling of dragging yourself into work after a weekend of either celebrations with friends or even tackling weekend projects around the house. Many of us spend our days off, at work making sure everything runs smoothly, answering questions no one else has the answer to, finding the weeks schedule that no one can manage to find on a shelf in plain view behind the bar and just working when you should be relaxing…believe me, I get that too. I know that feeling all too well. So, this is Monday, sit back, take a deep breath and try to remember that you did great this weekend and it’s only 4 more days until the next weekend.
I am a former professional chef, restaurateur, wine specialist and cooking class instructor. I have had the pleasure of working for many upscale restaurants under very prominent chefs as I worked my way to the top and began running my own kitchens and restaurants as executive sous chef, chef, and restaurant GM. I have helped build many restaurants and taverns as well as written award winning menus. My work has been featured in places like: Scene magazine, Houston Post and several Austin papers. I have cooked for politicians and celebrities alike as well as been a guest speaker at various culinary arts classes and taught hundreds of novice cooks and children how to create beautiful dishes and the right tools to use. View all posts by girlcheftastes