Let the blogging begin! Whether I can say this idea has been brewing for sometime or I woke up one morning in June 2015 and decided to make a huge stab at starting my own company; I cant say. What I can be sure about is my experience building CHEF Z has ignited a fire within me. My passion and drive to work towards becoming the ever learning, best chef I can be is rooted in my desire to offer the best ingredients and in turn their meals, to my clientele.
It's been interesting learning how to work for myself. I find myself asking all the complicated questions I would ask a senior manager or boss. However, now I'm answering those questions and tackling the challenges I face each day. It feels great! Its evolving, frustrating, empowering; all at the same time. As Founder and Executive Chef of CHEF Z, I make the decisions where my food comes from, which farms and ranches I work with, and the story I get to share with my clients about the individuals who grew their carrots or raised the cattle, hogs, chicken, or lamb. Colorado is rich in agriculture, CHEF Z is dedicated to bringing the fruits of the harvest season to your home, business, or event. CHEF Z is a small company, one that understands the desire to make change and work to improve the connection folks have with where their food is coming from. From years in the endurance sports industry, the term sustainable is used in a way to maintain health, longevity, and consistency of any athletes performance. I want to impose this kind of thought on my food shed in Colorado. As a chef I have the choice to build a sustainable business model by offering my clients whats available seasonally, yes, but more importantly, provide my clients a real ownership of that food shed. When you choose CHEF Z as your private chef or caterer, you choose Colorado farms and ranches. Thus, you're helping to build a healthier, stronger local agriculture industry that will better endure the tight financial pinches of higher food prices, transportation costs, and the ever increasing price of land. Cheers!
This space will be a place where I get to rant and rave about new ideas, foodie delights, farmers markets, Colorado breweries, dog tails, and adventure of all kinds. You might find some recipes pop up from time to time too! Stay tuned for more from CHEF Z, the summer isn't near done yet!!! In the mean time, and until you find a great reason to have an event or dinner party, stay clued in on my Instagram; @zanderault and on Facebook: CHEF Z
Eat really good food!!