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Hello From NC

Greetings
Just a quick "hello" I'm so happy I found the podcast and this website a couple months ago it really helped me get my passion for cooking back. I spent 10 years as kitchen manager at my last job and it had me pretty burnt out and thinking I wanted to get out of the industry. Good news is I start a new Kitchen Manager job in 2 weeks I can't wait to see what the future holds at the new restaurant an Irish Pub which will be a nice change from the Coastal Maine Seafood restaurants I've been cooking in for the last 16 years. I'm excited to learn from everyone here and to find people with similar passion and interest in great food!

Seth

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Hey Seth, welcome to Stella Culinary!

This industry can get the best of you sometimes, but it's always important to try and remember why you fell in love with cooking in the first place. A change of venue can do wonders, as well as networking with like minded people who are passionate about food and fight the same battles you do. You've come to the right place.

Good luck with the new gig and please keep us up to date.

Jacob

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G'day Seth. Nice to hear from you.

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G'day Seth. Nice to meet you.

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Thanks guys very glad to be here!

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hey Seth, good to meet you. Hope to hear some fun stories soon!

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Sprockets was a great skit on SNL.  welcome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHZR9SA5pOg

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Thanks Zalbar this Industry sure is a breeding ground for crazy stories never a dull moment!
LOL Limey I had forgotten about that! One of my old food service reps started calling me that several years ago and it just kinda stuck!

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@Limey: Land shark.

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