A new passion ignites - Jake

Joined May 2, 2017
Hi all.

As my career within the professional cooking and hospitality industry begins to progress, I suppose it's time to begin sharing my experience, knowledge, love, pain and sacrifice with a community of like minded peers..

I am 22 years, post-womb and I managed to trap myself within this painful industry.. which i now hold closer to my heart than anything.

Within the last seven years, I have worked in 11 Restaurants, 2 bakery's and 3 fast food chains.

I was the weak, anxious 15 year old teenager. I was also a very passionate one at that!

A lot of my life I have "winged it" through situations I probably shouldn't have. I learned all my lessons the hard way, being an ego driven, stubborn idiot. But looking back I wouldn't have it any other way.

The hot controlled chaos of the kitchen brought me into man-hood.. and taught me structure.

It taught me a lot of my life skills now when I think about it.

- Leadership

- Comradery

- Strength

- Honesty (I lied about tainting the stock, and god I remember the smell of chefs screaming breath as my face was sprayed with abuse)

- Communication

- Punctuality

- Responsibility

- Commitment

- Love

- Hate

- Pain

I now sit in a sea-side rural town, in sunny Queensland, Australia, with the dream of travel and knowledge.

And I now I am on the verge of beginning my first steps towards all of this.

If you, as a community will let me.. I would like to bring you along on my journey, and keep you all informed of my progress.

I'd also like to keep you all up to date across the different boards, of new dishes, stories, reviews and opinions when I find time to drag my hands across this keyboard.

Great things are coming!

- Jake
Joined May 28, 2015
Gosh - are you only 22? You seem to have a lot of experience.../img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif  
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Joined May 2, 2017
Gosh - are you only 22? You seem to have a lot of experience.../img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif  
You read that right! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/cool.gif
Beyond my years, as people keep telling me!

I suppose I gave away my teenage years of partying and dulling my brain, to focus on learning and the end game of a solid career!
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