Beneath the Shell: A day in the life of Chef Egg #1 My Day Job
My name is Chef Egg and I have dedicated my personal and professional life to teaching people of all ages and backgrounds how to cook. My mission is to inspire people to claim their culinary independence! To free the the people of the world from a frozen, boxed and fast food prison.
When I am not working at my day job as a culinary instructor with Whole Foods Market, I cater small parties and private cooking events. I also cook for my friends and family and as you know, I produce the "Cooking with Egg" TV program. These activities take up most of my time and require a huge amount of heart, dedication and money. Like I said, this is my passion and life's mission. In this series of blog posts I am going to bring you along on my adventures at my day job and into new opportunities that come my way.
During the day I have to go to job like everyone else. I am lucky to have a great career as a culinary instructor with Whole Foods Market in Silver Spring Maryland just outside of Washington DC. It's very challenging, crazy and most important, ever changing. I teach seasonal cooking lessons in the store and provide our local community with culinary outreach programs.
This area is racially and economically and age diverse, has a great creative and up and coming food scene and is host to great non-profits, television production studios and radio stations. It's a ripe training ground for a teacher like me.
During any given week I could be roaming the isles of my store helping customers, teaching elementary school kids how to make salads with vegetable they have grown. My favorite events are when I work with returning soldiers and veterans with disabilities how to prepare meals, making gazpacho or smoothies at the local retirement home or teaching single mothers how to use knives properly.
I have taught lessons at Children National Medical Center, Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval Hospitals, The White House, NASA, Discovery headquarters, public and private schools, health fairs, local farmers markets, non profits and Whole Foods Markets in DC, Maryland and Baltimore. Needless to say I have the best job in the world, its rewarding and most important, it lets me get involved with the public and spread my knowledge.
I am blessed to have found my calling and I can't wait to see what the future holds.
Now lets get crackin'! Chef Egg