Confessions of Liz Simmonds

Published in FSD Update

Bon Appetit's Liz Simmonds dreams of the beaches of Greece and thinks cupcakes are overrated.

Liz Simmonds, resident district manager for Bon Appetit at SAS, admires Ina Garten, dreams of the beaches of Greece and thinks cupcakes are overrated.

Q. What is the best part of your job?

I enjoy interacting with a diverse group of people.

Q. What is the worst part of your job?

Not being able to travel much.

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

The relationships that I’ve built with colleagues and clients.

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

Teaching at a university.

Q. Which talent would you most like to have?

I would love to be able to draw.

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

I’m not very patient.

Q. What is your greatest fear?

Losing my family.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

My parents.

Q. What is your favorite meal?

Any meal that I don’t have to cook myself.

Q. What is your "guilty pleasure?"

Sleeping in.

Q. What will people always find in your refrigerator?

Apples.

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

Eel.

Q. What do you consider to be the most overrated foodservice trend?

Cupcakes.

Q. Are you a morning or evening person?

Evening.

Q. What are your words to live by?

If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.

Q. Who is your favorite celebrity chef?

Ina Garten.

Q. What activity is at the top of your bucket list?

I’d like to travel through Europe with my family.

Q. What is your most treasured possession?

My wedding rings and what they symbolize.

Q. What is your dream vacation?

The beaches of Greece.

Q. What do you value the most in a friend?

Honesty.