Cooking is my passion.
These days, I've enjoyed much success in the kitchen… I'm able to bring joy to people and their families by helping them enjoy an amazing meal that is specifically catered to my customers, and I'm very blessed in that I can also help people learn how to cook in their own homes so that they can do the same.
But I'll be honest…
Things definitely didn't start out this way…
Growing up in Oakland, CA, before I ever even learned how to create masterpiece meals, I knew that a career in cooking was in my future. I remember being enthralled watching my widowed mother prepare meals for us or hours spent in front of the T.V watching cooking shows. There was just something amazing about the preparation of food that drew me in.
When I first started out, I didn't know how to how to prep my ingredients, I was afraid I would over-cook my meals, and I couldn't make something my friends would want to eat. Some days all I could think about was how long was it going to take me before others were able to enjoy a delicious meal that I had prepared.
Of course, you know exactly what I'm talking about, right?
Does any of this sound familiar?
• You've planned a menu using the correct ingredients and seasonings which just resulted in frustration of not knowing what to use to cook.
• You've spent time shopping for quality ingredients which led to wasting time that could be spent with friends and family.
• You've cooked and then cleaned up after yourself which wasted your time and energy and ended up with a lousy meal to show for it.
You can only run into so many walls before you get so frustrated that the only option left seems to be hopping in your car and grabbing some greasy fast food.
I was just about at that point myself, but between the helpful chef at a local restaurant in San Francisco, falling in love with some of the cuisine served by the local taco trucks in the Bay Area and discovering bold flavours on at a trip to Jamaica with my wife, my passion for bringing fabulous fare to my community flourished.
With my mentors in the kitchen giving me more confidence, the Lord at my side and a renewed inspiration, I knew I was on to something great.
Since then, I've run into multiple others who encountered the same, never-ending battle I went through. And it seemed pretty unfair to keep my dishes to myself… especially since they've become so in demand.
This is my main driving force behind the creation of Spice.
At the end of my day, my focus remains very similar to when I first started…make great food and make people happy. I hope that by bringing my pop up restaurant to my community and bringing my cuisine into people’s homes doing private chef work, that I can pass on the joy that food has brought me.
I'm truly excited for you to get Spice on your table.
Contact me today to learn more about how Spice can bring joy into your home.
Talk to you soon,
Chef / Owner