Food: The Great Equalizer

  By:  Chef Rick Powless Reflecting upon my success (or should I say, my students’ success) with a major catering event, I am reminded how important food has become in my life.  Where would I be without the career I have been blessed to have participated in?  What would my life look like in retrospect?  Would …

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Dear Student:  An Early Reflection of a New Teacher

  By:  Chef Rick Powless Waking up at 9 or 10 a.m. is but a dream this chilly morning.  4:30 a.m., and the alarm pulls me out of my warm, beautiful slumber. Those were the days when waking up when everyone else I knew was already at work, was a pleasant feeling.  Stretching and taking …

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Love: The Main Ingredient

  By:  Chef Rick Powless    The alarm pierces the early morning solitude.  As I pull back the covers and swing my legs over the side of the bed, I recall the warmth of the bed before moving upward and onward.  I’m barely awake but I know what’s ahead for me.  Coffee.  A nice hot cup …

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