Sous Chef

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Mich.

Age: 31

Most rewarding moment so far:

When you provide someone joy from something you spent the time to make.

What you excel at:

Imagination and grit.

Most valued trait in a workplace:

I love the camaraderie and variety of people that come from working in a kitchen.

An important lesson learned:

That hard work and consistency do pay off.