First restaurant job was for my father, scrubbing pans and bussing tables before I was old enough to drive.
Grilling steaks and burgers and pasta dishes. I remember my mother’s Alfredo that she made for me every year on my birthday. It was my favorite.
Toasted coconut crabcake over pineapple mango celery salad.
Once I made a fresh gnocchi dish from scratch in a half hour. Triumph. Once a deep fryer caught on fire in the kitchen at my family's restaurant and I decided to put it out with a fire extinguisher. Big mess, failure!
My father and my family. I come from a restaurant family.