Currently, I am employed at two locations, Housing Works Catering, and Bourbon Springs. At Housing Works Catering, they cater with a purpose: to help raise money and awareness for people who have HIV and AIDs. With strong ties between both Head Chefs of the Housing Works Catering and Bourbon Springs, Bourbon Springs is a donator to their cause.
While working for both businesses, I have worn many hats. A definite role that I have played was Environmental Researcher for the Works, and an Office Manager for Bourbon Springs. At the Works, I have found clean and environmentally friendly methods to depose their mass usage of food. While at Bourbon Springs, I have organized and redesigned functions of the restaurant to create an easier flow. This co-op opportunity has given me a great perspective of location. Metropolitan areas as well as fast-paced scenes are where I excel in, and in the future I hope to also endure. In most kitchens being able to read closely is a major skill to acquire, if that is not a current skill. This skill may seem obvious at first, but at times if one doesn’t actively read than simple task – looking recipes, using the correct measuring cup- will be harder to complete. I intend to use this skill when I dive into reading advanced scientific literature.
With the help that the Works is doing for the community, I am happy to be a helping hand with their mission. I wish to take this learning experience into the next community I find myself in.