"You are going to have a grand time...even w/all the traveling! Oh, I think I am drooling, LOL. I will make a trip to NC in May to visit my new granddaughter (if she has arrived by then) come back and leave for WY...via Omaha (to visit a friend). I…"
Hi Annette - We removed the resume database from our site a couple of years ago. You can certainly post it here as part of your "who am I" statement or as a blog post. However, it's not quite the same thing, obviously. We keep thinking about bringing it back, but have been busy with other things. Thanks for the friend add and note. - Q
I was recruited to Afghanistan for the purpose of converting a large NATO dining facility from Euro-centric to a more American style of cuisine. The problem was once I got here the company could not provide any American brand product. Things we take for granted in the States like smoked bacon, or brown sugar were not to be found. Aside from that, this is a war zone -- we always had shortages of every kind. I became the king of substitutions...
Even with the supply-side shortcomings my customers appreciated my efforts. This was a great motivation for the long hours and no days off.
Where I was located was fairly safe. I was not allowed off base. Only after the weather started warming up did we start to have regular rocket attacks. The There are other, remote bases where it is much more dangerous.
If you see an ad for a chef in Afghanistan, be wary, the company does not care for the welfare of its staff (they took out our bomb shelter and made a parking lot) or the quality of food. I was lucky to be able to make what quality improvement, as I was able.