(Originally published December 30, 2014 on Examiner.com)
Current position: Chef/Partner Foundation Hospitality Group
What was your VERY first restaurant industry job?
EG: Breakfast cook at caffe med in Berkeley
How did you get this job?
EG: Was a dishwasher and bored while the kitchen was getting hammered. Asked the owner for a job in the kitchen.
When asked my experience I pushed 1 minute start on the microwave. Guess he had a sense of humor
How old were you?
What did you do?
EG: Flipped eggs
How long did you have this job?
EG: 3 years
Did your responsibilities evolve?
EG: Eventually ran the place
What did you take away from this job?
EG: Speed, passion for the industry, attention to detail
If and how did your first job inspire you to pursue a career as a chef?
EG: Once you catch the bug you can’t shake it.