When you are a personal chef, you pretty much work solo in different client homes. You run your own business, and don't necessarily have co-workers to bounce ideas off of.
Unless you are fortunate enough to find some folks with similar interests, whether they are currently cooking for clients, or just dazzling friends and families with their food.
And while it's always nice to connect in the cyber world, it's even more fun when you get to see some of those smiling faces in person.
There's always a lot of food, plenty of wine, a little business shop talk, a trip to a fabulous farmers market or local food find location, and so much laughter that my sides usually ache for days afterwards.
And if you happen to be following us down the road and notice a car full of laughing, gesturing, happy people, odds are you'll look up and see a little bit of chef vanity marketing.