30 year professional chef; I have had the great fortune to work with and for some great culinary masters over the years. Former culinary school teacher; presently I work mainly with the elderly in retirement/ass't living facilities. Also, I've done almost everything in restaurants that can be done and there's no great challenge there anymore for me-but taking what can be thought of as mundane food and making something great out of it is a worthy enough cause for me to get outta bed everyday! I know I don't have many recipes posted, but except for baking I don't have recipes...I was taught to cook by technique, not recipe. Most of my baking recipes would be pretty similar to others done here, so I don't add many. I do enjoy coming on the site and lending some advice when I can, though.