It’s been a crazy couple of weeks.
After spending a few months in the kitchen improving my skills as a baker, I have once again returned to human resources. Fear not fellow bakers, I have not turned my back on my passion for pastry. I accepted a position as the Human Resources Manager for StarChefs.com, an online magazine for culinary insiders – and am reporting to Antoinette Bruno, the CEO and editor-in-chief and to Will Blunt, the Managing Editor.
StarChefs.com, the ‘word on food,’ has published more than 30,000 pages of original content and gets more than 30 million hits a month (just a feeeeew more than my blog) . Our chef advisory board includes top chefs, including Bobby Flay & Marcus Samuelsson! (and darn right….I’m gonna work on those connections☺). Our biggest event is the International Chefs Congress, a three day culinary event, with 3,000 attendees (of which 50% are chefs). For three days, top chefs, pastry chefs, mixologists and sommeliers from around the world share their techniques and culinary knowledge and compete against their colleagues in challenges, including a food truck derby, a sommelier smackdown and an international pastry competition.
Whew! ….I can’t wait for ICC 2012!
And…. if being surrounded by very talented and creative colleagues wasn’t enough, I even get to work in an office that has a liquor cabinet, keeps beer in the fridge and encourages employees to play with the office mascot, Bruno (a french bulldog – no relation to Antoinette).
The past two weeks I have been concentrating on my new position. This past Saturday, however, I was concentrating only on baking! I’d like to thank everyone that joined us for the first Baked and Brewed party (I’ll share details in my next post). We had a great time!