Instead of a New Year’s resolution for the 2018 year, I asked my chef husband to be my tutor/mentor/sage (not the herb), teaching me his tips, tricks and wisdom in the culinary department. I figured that after over a decade together, our baker’s dozen year should be a fun journey of cooking.
My husband has been in the food service business since, well, forever (40-ish years). When it came to the restaurant life, I was always more comfortable in the Back Office and sometimes Front of the House, but never really ventured into the commercial kitchen. I had obtained a few skills over the years by observing my husband and then experimenting here and there at home. But fiddling around the kitchen as a novice was no longer enough for me. I had been learning from him how to coordinate the school lunch program for our son’s school and I was ready to learn more and see food from a chef’s perspective. And so we dusted off an old blog sitting in the shadows of the web, and Culinarily Yours launched on January 1, 2018 as a new blog to track my accomplishments.
I have been taking my apprenticeship to the next level as his sous chef as we take on catering locally and vlogging internationally with our own YouTube cooking channel (coming soon!). I am now confidently running the food service program for the school and Chef Husband runs the food service for Hilltop Estates Retirement Community as Executive Chef.
The Journey Continues
This is our journey, one of chef and wife. It may end up being more than a Hundred-Foot Journey, or possibly an adventure that rivals Julie and Julia, but in the end we pray it’s one that teaches us the joy of cooking…together.
Mrs. Chef (Christa DeMercurio, Editor, Sous Chef)