Confessions of John Lindower

John Lindower treasures his five children, dreams of an Australian vacation and is sure he once ate dog.

John Lindower, foodservice manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, in Columbia, treasures his five children, dreams of an Australian vacation and is sure he once ate dog.

Q. What is the best part of your job?

When my staff is part of a successful catering event because the food or service made the event successful.

Q. What is the worst part of your job?

Experiencing a service letdown from a customer.

Q. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

The five children I have raised.

Q. What is the most unusual foodservice/catering request you have ever received?

I recently had someone request Twizzlers as the dessert.

Q. If you weren't in foodservice what would you be doing?

The only thing that comes to mind would be my first choice as a child: fireman.

Q. If you had a time machine what historical event or era would you visit?

I would have liked to be at the Gettysburg Address.

Q. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I would like to be viewed as organized. I am very organized in my own chaotic way, which makes others think I am not.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

My brother-in-law, Dr. Kimball, has it all together with a very humble sort of way about himself.

Q. What would be your dream vacation?

Australia.

Q. What is your favorite meal?

Rack of lamb. And second in line is a peanut butter and honey sandwich.

Q. If you could eat dinner with anyone living or dead, who would it be?

President Andrew Jackson.

Q. What is your "guilty pleasure?"

Ice cream.

Q. What will people always find in your refrigerator?

Cheese and smoked salmon.

Q. What is your most treasured possession?

Five children, need I say more? I have no possessions.

Q. What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?

When I was out of the country I was at a Filipino celebration and I am sure I ate dog.

Q. What are your words to live by?

Many hands make light work.