Meet a single mom and culinary guru
I didn’t become an executive chef overnight. The journey wasn’t a piece of cake. Being a young woman of Asian descent, brought its own challenges, but I was working 16-hour days and always striving to prove myself to others. I constantly had to introduce myself with a grocery list of achievements so people would know my worth.
As a single, full-time working mom living in one of the most expensive cities in the U.S. (San Francisco), it was frightening. But I kept my eye on the prize and stayed focused through all of these obstacles.
Several years ago, I was encouraged by a fellow female chef to share my culinary abilities with seniors. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. As I embarked on my journey with Morrison Community Living, the daily smiles and warm embraces from my residents changed me on so many levels as a chef.
The residents are always asking me how my day is going and they’re excited to show up for a Teaching Kitchen eagerly waiting to watch me cook. The reward is truly overwhelming. It’s important that we continue sharing these lessons in life to inspire, ignite and challenge others to embrace the unknown.