Clark Medical Group Office Assistant
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Have you attended culinary school? If yes, what school(s)?
I have never attended culinary school, and do not intend to. I enjoy cooking, but there are no plans to be a chef. I'm already an anal retentive home cook, and would be completely obsessed with having exceptional meals if I was a chef. That kind of pressure causes premature grays and wrinkles. Look at Chef Gordon Ramsey- I love his shows, but certainly don't want those creases.
I have been fortunate enough to travel the world because my dad was in the Army for 24-years. I've enjoyed food from other cultures, as well as good old fashioned hamburgers; which is one of my favorites, by the way. There's nothing like a burger and fries to raise the spirits.
The fact is, I enjoy cooking greatly, but I love to eat. I LOVE IT. I should weigh 600lb. If it was financially feasible I would vacation solely on the restaurants in the area. I would eat steak five days out of the week if possible, because I am a huge fan of red meat. I mean I really love red meatI. I'm also an O blood type. Do I believe in all the hocus-pocus with blood type eating? Yes, some, but I do know I still love red meat. There's nothing like a great pasta dish either.
The fact is, I just love to eat, and the only way to do that is by cooking.
Have you appeared on a cooking competition TV show? If yes, which show(s)?
No, I've never appeared on any cooking competition TV show, but I watch a lot of them. I can assure you, without ever being on a show, that it is far more challenging than people expect. People never realize how hard any goal, competition or profession is until they have first hand experience.
Why do you think you have what it takes to win?
To be honest, I'm not sure if I have what it takes to win, but I know I have what it takes not to quit. Even if I thought I would win the competition I would never say it out loud. My son and I are under the impression that cocky people, who smugly say they will win, tend to lose. Check out those stats- we could be wrong, but it certainly seems that way.
Speaking of my son, and my daughter, they are the one's who pushed me to fill out this application. They believe that I'm a great cook. I'm not sure if they are trying to be nice, or if it's because most of their friend's parents don't cook. However, I do cook enough that my kids know if something is fresh.
Marcus: Mom, these green beans don't taste right.
Me: I know. I had to use frozen. I didn't have fresh ones.
Marcus: Can you use fresh next time? I don't like these.
Out of the mouth of babes...
Anyhow, my freshman and sophomore English teacher regularly used the quote "A winner finds a way; a loser finds an excuse." It has stuck with me for more than 20 years, and looking back, he was right. If you want it, you have to go after it.
So do I have what it takes to win? Maybe. Possibly. Perhaps. Either way, I won't quit, and I won't find an excuse.
What is the motivation?
Why not? Money is great and I'd love to win, but it comes and goes. Sometimes people should do things because they "can," or because they believe they have a good chance of doing something awesome. For instance, I'm a natural figure competitor. I don't necessarily compete because I love it, but because I can. When there's only 150 people who compete at a bodybuilding show, and there's two million people who live in the city, those 150 are winners long before stepping on stage. Sometimes people should do things just because they can.
Lisa M. White
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