The following charities inspire me, drive me and give me perspective on my cooking every day…


The power of the written word is something that I believe in. The following quotes are ones that I read often for inspiration and they are my constant reminder that success is a journey…enjoy the ride!

“When you acknowledge, as you must, that there is no such thing as perfect food, only the idea of it, then the real purpose of striving toward perfection becomes clear: to make people happy, that is what cooking is all about.”
― Thomas Keller, The French Laundry Cookbook


“There is only one success–to be able to spend your life in your own way.”
Christopher Morley


“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Albert Einstein


“I am somebody who tries to give sense to my job. The way I cook is an expression of all my life.”
Pierre Gagnaire


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”