Confessions of Byron Sackett
Byron Sackett wishes he could dine with Steve Jobs and loves Mountain Dew.
Q. What is the best part of your job?
Being able to help children. Giving them healthy meals to help the education process.
Q. What is the worst part of your job?
The red tape at the federal level.
Q. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
Giving back to the community that was so good to me.
Q. If you weren't in foodservice what would you be doing?
A tomato farmer in Florida. My grandpa was one of the biggest tomato farmers in the state.
Q. Which talent would you most like to have?
Athletic talents. I see the way kids look up to athletes and that could help me make even more of an impact with kids.
Q. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
To be 21 again, knowing what I know today.
Q. What is your greatest fear?
Letting people down.
Q. What is your "guilty pleasure?"
Anything with white chocolate.
Q. What will people always find in your refrigerator?
Fresh fruit and Diet Mountain Dew.
Q. What food fad do you wish had never started?
Flavored, upscale coffees.
Q. What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?
Q. What are your words to live by?
Never be afraid to hire someone smarter than you. If you don’t you won’t learn more than you know today.
The signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Steve Jobs. In three decades his importance on society will be what Thomas Edison’s was.
Walking the Great Wall of China.