A chef’s table is the small tucked away gem sometimes found in a restaurant kitchen reserved for a few guests interested in having an experience, not just a meal. A bird’s eye view of raw, nitty gritty, real life, flavors and opinions. This experience is brought to you solely by the chef, unaltered and full of twists and turns. The hope is when it’s over that you leave feeling full and inspired.
Hello, I’m Angie. Welcome to the Chef’s Table, I’ll be your chef this evening.
My peeps would tell you I’m a paleo eating, clean living, restaurant chef, and owner. I think they would say I was a pretty nice person too.
I consider myself to be a fresh, inspired chef and fitness fan, obsessed with sneakers, cookbooks, cheffy must-haves, and the search for ultimate balance. I think I give off some good vibes to the people in my life, and I’m proud of that.
I spend my days juggling my grind of being a restaurant chef with an overwhelming desire to inspire my staff and keep their food souls alive while also fueling my own. That second part is the trickiest.
I train in the gym in the morning and on the line in my restaurant kitchen in the evenings, always for the same goal…. to be better. To date, I can sauté circles around all of my cooks (which is always on my radar) and my trainer still likes me. Just sayin.
I wonder how much longer all of this will last?
Hopefully, a lot. if I continue on this path.
I truly have never felt better.
In my “downtime” I’m usually home enjoying some much- needed balance with my better half…often still in the kitchen. If I’m not cooking, or working out, you might find me shopping/drooling over inspiring ingredients or a fresh pair of sneakers.
You’ll soon realize as you get to know me that I can’t turn off chef mode, which is sometimes annoying. But it just doesn’t work like that. If you don’t like it, you won’t like me. So there.
As cheesy as it sounds, I really am just trying to just be a better person on the regular, in any small way possible. I am healthier because I am committed to making the right choices. A better chef and leader by continuing to practice and be passionately dedicated to my craft. An enthusiastic mentor by fueling my body with real food and water so I can be my best, give my best and feel my most authentic.
I’m not a famous chef, dietician, or Olympic athlete by any means. I have cheat meals, drink too much tequila from time to time and struggle just like everyone else to drink enough water or not eat french fries. (I love french fries.) I want to roll over and not go to the gym some days too. I’ve fallen off the health wagon, boycotted the gym, and allowed myself to become a stress consumed dehydrated zombie. I’m not perfect.
But for me, it certainly is all connected, and I think I finally have a pretty good grasp on how to keep it that way.
I hope to be a good example of that.