Has your chef ever thought about opening their own restaurant?
As I’m sitting here working on this post, my husband reads the title and immediately says, “No way!”
It’s definitely not for everyone. But I know many chefs who would like to one day have their own place and many chef girlfriends and wives (or husbands and boyfriends) who wonder what it would really be like.
There are a few chef wives who have written books about opening a restaurant with their chefs. You can read about Delancey and Wife of the Chef in a few posts I wrote last year after I read the books.
But today, I’d like to introduce you to my friend Dhanny. I met her through this blog and have LOVED getting to know her this past year! She has such a great perspective on restaurant ownership and I’m thankful she’s willing to share her story with us today!
Dhanny and her chef/husband Joe own My Kitchen Restaurant in New York. If you live near by or travel there, I’m sure they’d love for you to stop by. 🙂 (more…)
“Being married to a chef must be the best thing ever. #marriedtoachef.”
This is what I read as I glanced at twitter this morning.
Really? Best thing ever?
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining. I love that my husband is a chef. I love that when he is home, he cooks, because the food tastes SO MUCH BETTER!! I love that I can show him a recipe and he can immediately tell if it’s going to turn out. I love that he currently has 12,206 files in his recipe directory on Google Drive. I love how handsome he looks in his chef coat each morning when he walks out the door. The list could go on and on . . .
As Mother’s Day approaches, I know for many of us, it will just be a normal day . . . husband at work (on arguably the busiest day of the year) and us home with the kids. But instead of dwelling on that, I thought it would be fun to hear what it’s like to be the mother of a chef and who better to chat about this with than my sweet mother-in-law, Susan!
My husband and I started dating when I was 15 and he was 16. From the very first time I was over at their house, (as a girlfriend, not as a 5 year old with my family who supposedly sang and danced in front of the fireplace) I was treated like family.
There are many things I admire about my mother-in-law but the main one that stands out to me is her love for and dedication to her family. There is nothing she (and my father-in-law) wouldn’t do for her children and their families. The time and effort she puts into being a Mom and Grandma amazes me every day. She is a wonderful example of a godly Mother and wife and I am so grateful God allowed me to marry into her family and to be able to call her Mom.
So as we get ready to celebrate her this weekend (from 19 hours away – BOO!!), I thought it would be fun to ask her some questions about what it is like to be the mother of a chef AND the mother of a general manager/restaurant owner.
Yes, you read that right. 2 out of her 3 adult children are in the restaurant industry!(more…)
I don’t know about you, but when we travel, we always ask a local resident working at the hotel or grocery store, where the best place to eat in town is. We want to experience the food of the area we are visiting (and because my husband is a chef, we are a little picky about where to eat.)
While the internet is a great resource for finding local restaurants, it doesn’t tell you much about the quality of the food. And we all know that reviews on Yelp or another site like it, don’t necessarily represent what the restaurant is ACTUALLY like. This leaves us back to asking the locals where to eat.
Late last year, I found out about another option for dining out when traveling. (more…)
Have you ever searched, married to a chef, on Twitter?
If you search #marriedtoachef, you’ll see all of us tweeting about our lives as chef wives.
But try searching, married to a chef, no hash tag, just the phrase.
It’s hysterical the number of people that say, “I want to marry a chef,” on Twitter because they think the chef would cook for them all the time!
Here’s an example.
The tweet in the middle is actually from a fellow chef wife (Hi Juliana!) writing about being married to a chef. (You can see the post here.)
But look at the other two. I have no idea who these women are. I’m sure they are very nice and just want someone to cook for them. I just think it’s funny and sad at the same time. People just don’t get it! (more…)