Along with a list of resolutions, I like to make a list of things I’m grateful for at the start of each year. If I begin the year by making a list of great things I’m happy with in my life, I can refer back to this list when the year presents challenges and keep in sight the positive things I have going.
High on my list of positives are the fabulous foodie friends that I have made while working at The Culinary Center of Kansas City. I’m happy to say that these talented, friendly folks are just the same in real life as they seem when you meet them in our classes, events, Kitchen Shop or 3rd Friday LOCAL LIFE. Our CCKC ‘Main Dish’ Laura Laiben has pulled together a group of people who are fun to be around and are passionate about creating an exceptional experience for our customers as they celebrate all things culinary.
We are lucky to get the opportunity to take staff field trips and have occasional gatherings together to enjoy our group outside of our busy schedule. In November, we enjoyed an evening out to celebrate our little culinary clan. We started at Boulevard Beer Hall for happy hour and went on to dinner at Westside Local. Both good choices. Tasty beverages, delicious food and terrific company…. who could ask for more?
Cheers, everyone. I hope you have a long list of positives to start your year too!