It’s Just Cheese

Sometimes in life there arrives an iconic incident that defines our lives, or careers.  Such a moment happened when we were opening SugarToad Restaurant and the Hotel Arista in Naperville, IL a few years back.

My chef de cuisine, Geoff Rhyne, was directing a delivery guy to the back kitchen so as to unload his hand truck stacked with our first inventory of food.  Delivery guy then took the top carton of food and, in effect, threw it to the floor at which Geoff instinctively yelled “Hey, what are you doing?”

Delivery guy looked at Geoff and said “Relax, it’s just cheese”.

Jesus cried.