I posted an announcement on the Fat Dude Facebook page a couple weeks ago, but for those who haven’t read it, I packed up in Orange County and headed north, back to where I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve started Knife & Spork Public Relations, a firm dedicated to the communications needs of emerging and established restaurants here in the Bay.
I’m also excited because now that I have my own schedule, I have more time to dedicate to this blog, cooking and building an exercise routine that works for me. I’ve been here a week and a half now and the focus has been on cooking, walks and weights. I even caught a guest invite to a cooking demo by James Syhabout, chef/owner of the revered Oakland restaurant Commis.
He cooked the kohlrabi and salmon soup, pictured up top, at the Google Test Kitchen in Mountain View where my friend works. There, Syhabout shared his tips in the kitchen and lessons learned as the owner of multiple restaurants. As I embark on my own entrepreneurial journey, hearing the successes and challenges of others definitely helps craft my business sense and outlook for Knife & Spork and Fat Dude On A Diet.
There’s a lot going on these days, but I’m happy and incredibly fortunate for the opportunity to continue finding happiness and health in this new year.
Time to get to work!