Damian Monticello, corporate hospitality services manager for Florida Blue, in Jacksonville, has attended every MenuDirections save one. Here he shares his favorite conference memories, among other tidbits.
Getting to work in the foodservice industry without all of the nights and weekends.
Being smart enough to ask my wife to marry me.
To make a fruit platter that was the colors and shape of the University of Florida Gator Head logo.
Playing bass/singing in a rock ‘n’ roll band.
Climbing walls like Spider Man would be pretty cool.
I wish I could get rid of that slice I hit with my 3-wood.
My daughter, Carson. Carson has Asperger’s Syndrome and amazes me just about every day.
Our “lucky” can of cranberry sauce. It has survived 10 years, two moves and has a place of honor on the top shelf.
Even if you fall on your face, at least you are moving forward.
Being honored as one of the 2005 FSD of the Month recipients at the 2006 conference in Orlando.
Dr. James Painter in New Orleans. The buzz around the room after his mindless eating presentation was pretty impressive.
Fleet Landing in Charleston. Love that Low-Country Cuisine.
My 1973 Fender Mustang Bass Guitar.
Playing a round of golf with Bill Murray.