Monthly Archives: December 2012

December 31st 2012

Laiko Bahrs

 

 

“When baking, follow directions.  When cooking, go by your own taste.”~ Laiko Bahrs


December 30th 2012

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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”  -J.R.R. Tolkien


Planning

Radio silence on my end for quite a while now. This thing called life got in the way.

I started working at quite possibly the worst restaurant that one could ever work in and shortly after starting, I quit. Oddly I don’t believe people go out to pay for institutional food. I have this idea that people go out to eat because they are searching for dishes that they can’t make at home, that they are looking for foods that don’t come out of a can or from the freezer and strangely enough I believe people are looking for variety in meals.

Try explaining this to a restaurant owner who was only a server, has no cooking experience and absolutely no leadership skills… Beyond frustration.

For about 3 years now all I can think about is having my own restaurant. My own place- a place to learn, to laugh, to love and grow. Variety! Flavor! A place that helps employees move up and a place that reaches out to the community.

Sadly, because of the economy being the way it is and admittedly, poor financial planning on my part, I’m stuck and can’t get the financial loans from the bank I need to launch a restaurant because they insist that you prove you don’t really need the money before they will loan you the money.

*Pounds head against wall*

Well until something gives I’m working on a business plan. Perhaps one day things will pan out.

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