Sooooo, the operation is expanding DEEP into the West Bay. In the past 8 days we have been to Los Altos and Millbrae to provide our delicacies to folks that wouldn’t normally experience “Southern Gourmet”. Additionally we have had to employ some additional talent. We’ll let you in behind the curtain in a
The long and short of it is we are expanding at a Clumplike rate. The jobs are coming faster and more consistently than we could have anticipated so our little brainchild/baby is having growing pains and stretch marks. The scope of the work is demanding that we utilize more hidden talents and skills of our crew as well as add additional talent. You already know Number two has risen to become Sue because of her abilities in the kitchen to be Chef’s right hand and second brain. I personally think that she became Sue because she cosigns every check written by Chef. And I mean EVERY check. Then there is Monk. Monk gets a lot of ink, because she has so many aspects to her character (much like an onion, just so many layers), but she her special super power has found a specific use: baking! She is so precise – if you know her you know about the uniform cans with labels facing the same direction with a ½ inch gap between each row – in everything that she does (which by the way is why she was also dubbed the Organizational Engineer) so imagine what she can do in the kitchen with items that need measurement. Let me help you out….FABULOUSLY! Marketina also has been a great help in the kitchen. Not only has she stepped up to help dot all the I’s and cross all the T’s from an administrative standpoint but she isn’t afraid to step into the kitchen and get dirty. These three are our intrapreneurs. We count on them to get it done. But they have been so successful
that we can’t get it done alone. So now we have added the Waterboy.
Last week was his first foray into our world. We had a reunion in the Land of the Stanford Tree, for some Stanford Cardinal Alumnae. The spread included an introduction to our interpretation of breakfast: Sweet Potato Pie Waffles, Red Velvet Pancakes, Farmer’s Market Scramble, Fruit and Yogurt Parfait, Chicken Apple Sausage, and Maple Glazed Apple wood Smoked Bacon. If there was an MVP for the spread it would have to be bacon. This Bacon is so crazy, we might just do three versions of bacon at next year’s food festival. The waffle is good and all but the bacon is insane! There was a bacon creeper. The way he was lingering around (unsubbishly—criminal minds reference) I would have been uncomfortable if I was a piece of bacon. So insert into this environment, the Waterboy. Don’t get it twisted; our Waterboy is not a sad, few fries short of a happy meal football savant, but rather a front 7 prodigy who also just happens to love to cook. Now I am not a small human. I was 225 before I began to enjoy the culinary brilliance perpetrated by Chef. Now I am sitting at NFL middle linebacker weight. But the Waterboy casts an imposing shadow. Thanks to Lifeskills411 he is self-aware. So he always shares his 32 pearlies. I won’t share the garage scene, but do ask when you see one of us. The event was priceless. As a matter of fact, Waterboy and I made a little friend. Everywhere we went she appeared on her little scooter, waving and smiling. She was genuinely intrigued.
This week we crossed over into the West bay once more to simply do a drop off for a referral from the Dog Party. I tell you, I don’t know how everyone finds us, but we have to keep this train moving. If it continues going like this we will be able to do our part to reduce the unemployment rate. Our yelp presence, our Google SEO and SEM, efforts all continue to make us visible and viable. Our staff makes every event unforgettable. And the food makes it all worthwhile.
Life is short…eat something memorable.