Born in Los Angeles to hard-working, non-cooking parents.
Age 8; become highly unsatisfied with current state of household meals. Start a revolution.
Slice thumb with serrated knife while cutting bagels; mom thinks the way my face lost all color is still very funny.
First job: Starbucks. Favorite moment of those 2 years was the time a customer asked if we carried ***** flavored syrup. Guess that one out.
Get first real restaurant gig. Learn what a hotel pan is then watch the Executive Chef play guitar most days.