New to this forum and I do not know why I waited so long to join. I have been a foodie my entire life and have been lucky enough to be raised in my dads butcher shop. I left the business to attend culinary school and then it was all fun for me. I spent some time working in Scottsdale Az and then I made my way home to NYC, spent a number of years working at some amazing restaurants before I got tired of the hours and needed some family time. I am now a Q/A - Food Safety Manager for a very large contract food service company. Food is my life and will always be. I started to do a BBQ catering business in the summer and I do dinner parties/personal chef business in the fall/winter. I am open to meeting new people and would love to make some new friends in the NYC area that share ther same passions that I do. I live in SI.