July 3, 2013
My blog today will serve as my final post, as I leave Oldways and the Whole Grains Council this week to pursue a life-long dream. I have, since the age of 5, loved to cook for people. And while my foods then (most were of the mud pie variety) may not have been the best, I was proud of my creations and couldn’t wait to “serve them” to family and friends. Many years later, I am ready to take the big leap and cook in my own restaurant.
My years here at the WGC have offered countless opportunities to connect with people from every possible food-related position and, like a sponge, I have soaked it all in. I’ve expanded my knowledge of nutrition, deepened my understanding of the cultural ties to food, and brainstormed with some really great chefs about cooking whole grains. And those experiences were complemented by the interoffice exchanges of recipes, dishes and experiments with my fabulous colleagues.