Tuesday, September 29, 2015
NAFEM 2015 Anaheim Ca.
I wanted to spend a few minutes today talking about some of the other pursuits that are in my life and career. I have been fortunate to be able to work with Groen Equipment on and off since 2001. This relationship has exposed me to numerous chef's that I would not have had the opportunity to meet and work with. The pictures above are from the NAFEM show this past February that was held in LA. What a blast. These trade shows are always a whirlwind of activity, we talk to and meet tons of people. The Unified Brands people have always been very professional to work with, my friends Michael Williams, Steve d'Angelo. This year I worked with Steve and guest chef Michael Goullota, chef/partner in MoPho a New Orleans restaurant. Michael worked with chef John Besh and was the Chef d'Cuisine at Restaurant August, Besh's flagship restaurant in NOLA. Chef Steve d"Angelo is currently the Corporate Chef for Unified Brands and a great friend and chef!!! I always learn something new when I do these events!!!! My other friend not pictured here is John Bardeau - he was the Capkold Sales manager with Unified Brands up until the end of August this year when he went pursue another opportunity, a great guy and a wealth of knowledge on Cook Chill.