Articles from theloggg

  1. Life After Culinary School And Becoming A Chef

    It has been a good six months since I last wrote an entry for Cheftalk, and I have gone through more than I can write about.  If a PC could run out of ink, I could easily run it dry.  Instead, we'll revert back to 10th grade English Literature and go straight to the Cliff Notes version.
    Early this year my wife and I decided it was time to move again, for the last time, again.  In May I took a Sous Chef job with a large natural foods grocery chain opening a store in Sacramento.  I went into...
  2. Life After Culinary School Career Change Part I

    Waiter, There's a Fork in my Career Path

    This has to be at least chapter 10 in the Story of Logan.  I'll start with high school, which I graduated with no plans on going to college, of any kind.  During my junior year photo day I sat for the camera, threw up my collar and threw back my head.  The Sister (Catholic high school) assigned to make sure everyone behaved for his or her picture said to me, Logan, this is going to be the photo on your college transcript.  To which I replied, Take...
  3. Life After Culinary School Career Change Part II

    (Devil on my left shoulder)  180 days into the job I received my 90-day review.  Unfortunately the raise was only retroactive one pay period.  Back in my high tech days a 4% raise wasn't too shabby.  It doesn't carry the same wallop when you make $12.00 an hour.  I have reached a point where I am finally able to reflect on my career change.  The newness of Seattle has dulled and the excitement of being out of school is gone (however my first loan repayment check written tonight reminds me of...
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