"Plates of bites savory, and those with spice
An echo of claps, or a room of smiles
Thank you notes, praises & song
Meeting strangers, bringing a friend along
Birthdays and reunions, food for thought
This is my life, the one I always sought..."
Working in the Investment Banking world was tiring. But only till the day I decided to swap it for a frying pan.
Running your own business, specially one related to food, is not child's play. From a multi-person corporate support system, you're suddenly down to being your own admin, sales, technician, social media specialist, event organizer, caterer and... dish washer. Hours of standing, less than plump pay checks, no public holidays and always having to smell of food are truly balanced by the little things my guests do. They don't know it, but every tiny gesture goes a hellafa long way. That request for a signed menu, laughing at my attempted jokes, an almost standing ovation, a flattering blog post or a simple gratifying smile - these are the things that make me do what I do. These are the things that make being a chef worthwhile!
And if it isn't already fun enough, along comes the visiting best friend who happens to also be a brilliant photographer. In a month that is swamped with dinners & events, I could think of no better way to show my love, than to make her work a little ;). Below is proof of the stunning genius that she is, a master of capturing every tasty moment! Oh, and she also makes a remarkable sous chef! Do give Gayatri Nair Photography a look, and for those about to get married, you should know that you need her there for your special day.
Some people call my work face serious. I call it focus for deliciousness. Happy Thursday!
Check out some recent reviews of my dining experiences via Sanura Weathers on her award winning blog: My Life Runs on Food & Ohneka Farm's most talented blogger: Navriti Sood. Contact Me to setup a private tasting or visit Events for upcoming dinners in NYC.