“There aren’t many kitchens out there where the majority of kitchen staff is women. However, I do think this is changing and things are progressing; for me, ironically, being here in the back as the only guy most of the time – where I work with 6 other women, brings me back to my childhood days of cooking with my grandma and my mom. In the end, if you were to ask me if I feel intimidated or different, I’m not, at all. I’ve been surrounded by women in the kitchen from the earliest days of my kitchen adventures.“