I'm an ex-white collar guy who started cooking in fine dining
restaurants seven years ago just to see if I liked it. After
working both jobs for two years and paying off all of my debt, I
quit the day job and I haven't looked back.
I continue to live an extraordinary life. I worked on Nantucket for
three summers, and in between seasons I backpacked around southeast
Asia and China eating, meeting people, and soaking up both sunshine
I'm looking for someone who loves their life right now and is
perfectly happy with, but thinks that it might be just that much
better if they had someone to share it with. Someone with both a
sense of patience and a sense of adventure would be great.
I tend to get along better with people who have been abroad, maybe
just because it gives them a broader sense of the world. If pop
music is all you listen to, we probably won't get along very well,
even though there are plenty of pop tunes that get stuck in my
head. Princesses need not apply. Adventurers, intellectuals and
artists step on up.
I live a somewhat unconventional life. I'm looking for someone who
can see between the facts and the data to the possibilities and
potentials of the world.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a fine dining cook, honing my craft so I can open my own joint.
I’m really good at
making crass jokes, but I'll usually save that for at least the
second or third date.
The first things people usually notice about me
As of late, my wooden framed glasses.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Forgetting Sarah Marshall,
Eat Drink Man Woman.
Music: Faithless, Badly Drawn Boy, The Cure, Prince, Thievery
Books: Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried," Katherine
Patterson's "Bridge to Terabithia," Fuchsia Dunlop's "Shark's Fin
& Sichuan Pepper."
Food: Dumplings, noodles, bi bim bap.
The six things I could never do without
(In no particular order:)
1. Sharpies (yes, the marker)
2. Dumplings (of any kind)
3. Music (more specifically my music collection)
4. Books (I have a decent and distinguished collection)
5. My Passport (And sometimes I have to take it for a
6. Inspiration (you gotta have fuel for your mind)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How and when I'll leave the country next and what kind of food will
On a typical Friday night I am
Expediting the line, orchestrating cooks, barking at servers and
runners, and feeding people or working on my business plan and
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I kinda miss an old stuffed Mickey Mouse that I got when I was 4
and I lost sometime after college. Kinda wish I knew where it was
You should message me if
you're open. By open, I mean open to new things. Someone who isn't
closed off to possibilities and who isn't firm on their stance on
anything. Someone who will try a food over and over again, even if
it's just for one bite at a time, just to make sure you don't like
it (I do it all of the time with eggplant, cilantro and avocado).
Someone who realizes that the world is fluid and constantly
changing, and who realizes that they might change too.