It’s been a month since I returned to the corporate world as a chef at a large food conglomerate. I have always been an advocate of the slow food movement and constantly preach about the farm-to-table philosophy. Today I visited my former students Nico Junio and Mariel Agraan at a hipster restaurant called Your Local. I sat by the bar and watched them prepare the orders. I missed the line! I missed cooking like that!
Torched Salmon Donburi – must try!!
Nico reminded me of my advocacy to support the farmers and use local ingredients. It has been an internal struggle ever since I left the academe and started corporate work, but I try to focus on the bigger picture of food security by learning about the food manufacturing industry. In my dilemma, I found comfort in the restaurant’s food and was inspired by the very creative menu. Coffee from Yardstick next door was also excellent!