Employee Spotlight: Lucius Park

Snapchef Location: BOSTON OFFICE
Date: 11/8/17
Position: SOUS CHEF/COOK

What experience in your life led to you interested in food and cooking?

After serving in Germany for the US Army in 1983 I came back to Boston and took a job as a dishwasher at MIT. By 1984, I was taken under the wing of chef Steven Homes and for six years he taught me and trained me to be a cook. This experience led me to pursue a career in the culinary arts.

Describe the moment when you decided that you wanted to pursue a career in the culinary field.

Once I learned how to follow recipes and how to measure ingredients it opened my eyes to a new world in the Arts. It was at this point that I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the culinary field to someday become a chef.

What challenges have you faced – and what obstacles have you had to overcome – to purse your career in the culinary field?

I had challenges early on in my career when I first became a kitchen supervisor. I struggled dealing with multiple employee personalities as well as learning proper customer service. Once I mastered these things it got easier for me.

How have friends and family reacted to your career choice?

I get a lot of support from my family as I do most of the cooking at every family reunion!

What do you like most about working in a professional kitchen?

I like being able train young professionals and pass on the trade, like I was fortunate to have when I was young.

What’s your favorite comfort food?

I like to make Cornish Hens with Mac & Cheese from scratch along with some fresh vegetables.

What is your favorite thing about working at Snapchef?

I enjoy the environment, the politeness and respect that I get from the management. But most of all I like the friendships that I have made during my time with SnapChef.

What is your advice to those interested in pursuing a career in the culinary field?

My advice is to enjoy the experience of cooking and to understand that you should never stop learning the different ways you can cook food.

2017-11-09T07:52:37+00:00 November 9th, 2017|blog, news|