Last night was *hella* dope. Planning, prepping and executing a 4-course dinner for 35 (with no on-site kitchen) is no easy feat, and takes weeks of work and countless man hours, but the benefit of a job well done is certainly worth it ✨
I’m not classically trained, so, in lieu of school, I’ve put myself in positions to learn from the best, and one of those people is Melissa Allen, aka @lilmussels.
She’s more than just my executive chef at @victorysandwichbar
, but she heads the kitchens of all four restaurants in the group, and still has time to put together amazing experiences like these, while teaching myself and others a thing or two or three about the wonders of food, and keeping us all in check, like the HBIC that she is. The entire menu was her baby, and what a beauty it blossomed into. Very much in awe of all she is and all she does ✨✨✨
Also, major love to Ashley @archesbrewing
for being soooo welcoming, and treating us with appreciation and love the entire evening (that “yassss Queen!” in the video took me OUT 😭). Truly an amazing spirit.
Amongst all of last nights fruitful goodies, the take away of women supporting women, especially within the food + fare industry, was the most profound. Why compare and compete when you can support and succeed? The vibes were of the latter, and I’m still feeling the excitement. Very grateful, very appreciative, very ready for what the future holds 💫🌿✨