I’ve always wondered who was cooking my food at a restaurant. I can count on my hands how many times I’ve encountered the chef at a a place I was eating. So for this project, I wanted to uncover who these people really are.
Thanks to the friendly people in Ann Arbor, I was able to shadow the Chef at Ruth’s Chris steakhouse. I interviewed him for three hours and spent the day with him in the kitchen and he even let me cook my own steak (with significant guidance). I learned more than I ever thought I would about being a chef, what it takes to get there and the amount of work it takes.
In fact, when I got to the restaurant, he was doing dishes! Why would a chef do dishes? Read my final project to find out.
I think this project will really show my passion for food, obviously, but also my interest in uncovering who people really are? Chef Charles could’ve acted entitled like his title might suggest, but he was down to earth and a real blue-collar, awesome dude. With more research, I can’t wait to learn more about him and use Charles as a case study when talking about the life of a chef.
As for my new portfolio, I am incredibly excited to have another chance. My old one was crap and really embarrassing. I plan to showcase both who I am as a person and a professional. I will most definitely post my best sports stories from the Daily on the site, but also include other writing as well (My annotated bibliography has some pieces I’d love to share with more than just myself and teachers).
There is no reason for my work in these classes to die and be stored only on my desktop. Why not try and showcase them to whoever comes to my site. I am not trying to make this site to impress employers per se, but with that in mind, I wouldn’t put anything on this site that would make a recruiter feel questionable about me.
I will also format this site professionally, such that is follows the basic format of all major sites. If you look at Apple, Uber and airbnb, they all have the same general layout on their home pages and top tab bars.
When it comes to social media, I am all Twitter.
If you look at my computer, it will be open nearly all the time. (I’d post a picture but some error message keeps popping up when I try to upload a picture)