In my life, I have gone on many memorable trips. I looked forward to my trip back to Memphis, and I will never forget that town where I lived 18 years with much effectiveness to me and my family.  But this  one trip will stay  in my mind because it had the greatest impact on me. I was going to the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management in Memphis as a Distinguished Celebrity Chef and Author of my book “Brush with Edge of Time and Profession”. It was an exciting trip to visit the place where I spent 13 years associated with the school.

After 4.5 years of separation, the faculty of the school decided to invite me to be the Star Chef for this event.  That is an enormous honor for me.

The whole trip wasn’t all serious however. I also had some of the most fun with my friends, and had the pleasure to see many of my former clients and supervisors.

This trip was just a few weeks ago. But it will reside vividly in my memory forever. It instilled faith in me as a 75 years old chef, and built camaraderie amongst my professional peers. Not many past employees are still remembered after 4.5 years of separation.


Please use this link to view the video of the event:  2018 Distinguished Chefs’ Dinner.


Thank you.