Updated: Feb 24, 2020
So often we forget how blessed we are. We'd rather pay attention to what's going wrong than what's going right because it makes better news. It's why success stories are nice to hear, especially when the success comes from nothing but hard work, dedication and determination.
Almost everyone can relate to the struggle, unless you never had to struggle and everything was handed to you on a silver platter.
One of the biggest struggles for a lot of families in this country and all around the world is being able to put food on the table. You may not have known it, but I can almost guarantee that the people responsible for feeding you as a child have stressed over making sure you had something to eat. What really matters is when you finally understand that and you learn to appreciate the food you do have.
So much food is wasted, thrown away or unaccessible all over the globe, yet so many are hungry, starving and dying.
I blame it on corporations that have that "If I can't have it, nobody can" mentality.
If they don't sell it, they want it thrown away and they will tell you it's for safety, but we all know that's a load of BS.
They would rather report a loss on their earnings for a tax break than break the cycle of famine.
Growing up in the struggle and then finally training and working as a high class chef has given me what a lot of people call a special ability with food.
Master Chef, Joachim Buchner once told me that I was the master of taking leftover food and turning it into something else and if I have to admit it myself, I'm pretty damn good at it.
I don't want to see anyone hungry and I don't want to see food go to waste, so I've adopted the "Eat it now or eat it later" mentality. Look, I get it, leftovers can suck, especially if you have a few days worth of it and don't want to eat the same thing over and over. One thing we want to do here with our "Let's make a chef" program is show you how to use what you already have to make new and fun meals, even if you have to use leftovers to do it.
And speaking of leftovers.. "There's no such thing as leftovers" and that's the name of our charity foundation where we help to feed the less fortunate. We will have more information about that for you soon, but until then, Eat it now, or eat it later. Stay tuned.