I'm allergic to greasy elbows......but that's why I like this forum I think. I am a Devonian Period Dish Dog that crept up the ranks and evolved to the various ranks of "Chef" despite my untimely departure from culinary school. I am the son of a Chef and grew up in the industry at an early age. I've seen more trends in risotto than most of you've seen in pop music. I look forward to learning something new every chance I get but I have little patience for tomfoolery and shenanigans. I am more comfortable with a knife in my hand than a clipboard but I've never been cut by a clipboard, yet. I am the first to get dirty and the last to leave. Consequently I am the first to grab a shift drink and often the last to arrive (I schedule it that way these days). My point is that I've been around for a while, I'm grouchy but not too pretentious and I'm finally reaching a comfortable period in my lifelong career as a "not too perverse feeder". In short I'm a southernfriedfrancofreakfromsoutheastasia and its good to be here.