Confessions of Tazeen Chowdhury
Q. What is the best part of your job?
Feeding healthy food to hungry kids.
Q. What is the worst part of your job?
Dealing with naysayers.
Q. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
Being part of a delegation to China that helped the Chinese government build its national school lunch program.
Q. What is the most unusual foodservice/catering request you have ever received?
White asparagus with truffles.
Q. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Be more patient—at least that’s what my kids say.
Q. What is your greatest fear?
If something bad were to happen to my family.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
Bill Gates for being a humanitarian.
Q. What is your favorite meal?
Roasted rack of lamb.
Q. What is your "guilty pleasure?"
Q. What will people always find in your refrigerator?
A large variety of cheeses.
Q. What food fad do you wish had never started?
Q. What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?
Q. What do you consider to be the most overrated foodservice trend?
Q. What are your words to live by?
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”—Gandhi
The 1960s, a time of revolution and drastic change.
Tree house in Bali.
I don’t put much value on material possessions, so it would have to be treasured memories.