How long have you been at DeLuscious and what is your job description?
Including the two times I worked for DeLuscious over Christmas time as well as the past year I’ve been here full-time, I’d say it’s pretty close to 2 ½ years. I started with just packag and labeling and moved into being a full-time baker.
What is your favorite thing about your position?
Well, I learned this from another baker here, Jacob. When you think about it, you are actually baking happiness for other people to experience. Somebody is sending happiness to somebody else, and you’re the one who is in charge of it.
What is your favorite thing about the company?
The people I get to work with. Every personality is very different, some are stronger than others. It takes all of us to get together and make it work.
Did you go to school? For what? How has it helped you with your job at DeLuscious?
I have no formal culinary training. All of my experience I have gained from working in kitchens since high school. I’ve worked at pizza kitchens and other bakeries for what amounts to be a decade of experience. Let’s call it the baking school of hard knocks.
Describe your typical lunch.
Mao’s Kitchen on Melrose. I usually order the orange chicken or any one of their soups are delicious. Anything is great from Mao’s.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
I would have to say I have two favorite things: My relationship [with my fiance] and making music. My hobby is listening to music and making music. My relationship has made me the man I am today.
What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
I’m stuck on the show Parenthood. It would be one of those shows that I wouldn’t want to admit to anyone I liked it so much, especially my friends. But yeah, it’s a really good show - very, very good writing.
If you could go on vacation to anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I always wanted to go to Alaska to explore the natural beauty, and the second place I’ve wanted to visit is England, because there’s a lot of rich musical history there. I’ve always wanted to see the places where Joy Division started, where the Beatles started. That’s what I’d like to go to England to see.
Anything else you would like to share about yourself?