Stories matter! Lessons from a chef. 

Inspiration on the power of story.   
In a recent interview I saw online,  chef Roy Choi talked about the art of making great food. This is my take away lesson form his chat!

If you like the meal, great!  But, the process of making it is  magical.  As you make it, you’re thinking about the chemistry: how do these ingredients work with each other.  You need to think about the math and the balance needed to make it work. There is obviously a science to the techniques from how to cut something, to holding a pan, to working the environment into your dish. There’s a beauty in the activity and movement to the process, too, it’s like a dance when you watch an amazing cook or chef. 
However, it’s the story in the end that you infuse into the bowl or plate that differentiates you. This is the part that can only be measured by the experience, how one interacts with it, and how one responds to it. People forget that the secret ingredient is love.
Sometimes, a chef peaks through the kitchen window out to the patron who is about to eat that very special dish you just poured your heart and soul into and you wait to see if your emotional contribution translates. It’s a lot deeper than buying an ingredient, cutting it, preparing it, cooking it, and serving it. That’s easy and measurable. The other part isn’t, the part that matters to me.  
I love this guy!  
Think about it. Connect your own dots!

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