It's The Shoulder Time Of Year
This week has been a rollercoaster of a ride.For The Love Of Food....
In our existence as creative culinarians we all set off with a mission at the beginning of our week which usually changes without notice as the week progresses.
As a chef this is something that we have all grown to be able to manage and obtain great results from - This is a skill that most chefs hold and others gawp in awe as we react but remain proactive in our so very busy environments.
This past week we have witnessed new and innovative flavours, investigated new growing methods, reconnected with warriors who are roosting in for the autumnal months, planned and attacked a new online revelation, witnessed a severe change in the season, not to mention been touched by a sense of realism around all things alive and how so very short our lives actually can be.
It's most definitely been an exciting few days and as we strive to make sure all far and wide are touched by the Delifresh love of food - its imperative to remain creative at all times and this is why our Refresh is alive for all to see.
Whilst drifting into sleep last night thoughts around the season and this rapid change came flooding into our cells. This uncontrollable change is most noticeable at the moment as the trees are pushing hard to eject their leaves as they start to back down and reserve the energy for the fast approaching winter season. The conkers have all already dropped and its extremely easy to see the energy-depleting from the leaves.
Even as we type this a long gaze into the branches of the most awesome ancient oak tree opposite, we can see a cheeky squirrel with cheeks full of autumnal goodness in a desperate rush to capture as much food as possible to secure his future before the weather sets in.
It's easy to be drawn into the rush of the day to day drive, it’s even easier to forget about anything else that’s occurring outside of our creative vision. It's most imperative to take time to energise our minds which inturn enables our cells to perform at their best bringing radical results all around us.
Throughout our lives in the kitchen, it’s a long, long way to the top of our careers, it's even a longer way down if you ever fall !!! Bringing our minds in line to make sure we don’t get lost in another dimension is key to make sure we don’t become perplexed and don’t suffer that long way back if you ever get lost.
Too many times we see chefs implode as they simply can't take any more as they strive to remain focused. This is such a loss to our trade and happens way to often.
We work in an extremely demanding and creative sector and the people around us are imperative for us all to succeed - We must work together & nurture to ensure our teams have an enjoyable and educational journey. Together we can prepare (just like the squirrel) create and inspire our guests when they come from far and wide to taste and enjoy our creative seasonal celebrations.
Let's move forward into this fast approaching new season, inspired and ready for the challenge ahead but let's not forget the less fortunate who have been amongst us that sadly are now in an alternative Galaxy.
Let's be like the squirrel and get prepared for some severe exciting seasonal action.