|Kamut Caesar Salad|
|Chicken Salad Sandwich with Grain Salad|
I grew up in the Restaurant business. I started as a bus boy in a local coffee shop at the wonderful age of 12. It was hard work and the owner was a tough old lady who everyone called Grandma and her kind husband everyone called Grandpa. Those were great years and I would not trade one moment of the lessons I learned working there.
|Blue Cheese Pasta Salad|
|Classy Croissant Sandwich, filled with a red quinoa grape salad.|
|My number 1 selling salad. Chicken Mango Grain Salad|
|My children's Favorite the Hot Ciabatta.|
I think that was when the dreaming started. The dream of owning my own cafe. I still dream about it.
I have had the experience twice and loved every moment of it. But the sad part is both times had to end. One was kinda my fault. I got in over my head. The second one was not my fault, the Land lord got in over her head. I showed up one day to work and there was a lock down. Lost everything in a day.
But still I dream. I think it is because now more than ever as I see the need for a cafe that serves really good food, and food that is healthy. I miss my food, I miss feeding people. I miss the smell of the kitchen. I miss the rush of being buried. I miss the stress of the day. I miss the look of happiness on peoples faces when they are eating my food. I just miss it.
My wife thinks I am crazy to want the head ache, but it is in the blood, what can I say.
|Whole Grain Meatball Sandwich|
It would be nice to have a teaching room to offer classes and a small grain store to supply the grains that people cannot find.
See I dream big. And somehow one day the dream will come true. Most of my dreams have come true. What would life be like with out dreamers? I think totally boring. In fact dreamers are what make the world go around.
|Sweet Success Strawberry Red Quinoa Feta Salad|
Happy Dreaming, Chef Brad~America's Grain Guy
PS. The pictures are from food I served in my cafe when it was open. I hope your mouth waters.
|Whole Wheat Turkey Sandwich|