Name: Kevin Towle
Snapchef Location: Snapchef Worcester
Date: July 6th, 2018
What experience in your life led to you interested in food and cooking?
I come from a family of chefs. As a child I was lucky enough to spend time with my aunt who owns her own catering company. My love for cooking comes from within. I love the fast pace, the atmosphere, and the ability to shift gears.
Describe the moment when you decided that you wanted to pursue a career in the culinary field.
I was in high school the moment I realized that this was a paying passion. I wasn’t in the Culinary Arts program, but I saw the food and the kitchen and realized that I shouldn’t be a electrician. I was meant to be a cook.
What challenges have you faced – and what obstacles have you had to overcome – to purse your career in the culinary field?
I have overcome many struggles in my personal life. All of which I used as a learning experience for myself. I started out at fast food chains, working with customers in a non-creative environment. Knowing that I had to push myself further I began working here at Snapchef.
How have friends and family reacted to your career choice?
My family and friends love that I cook!
They support me in any way that they can. They support my choices every step of the way.
What do you like most about working in a professional kitchen?
I love that there is always something for me to learn. The collaboration of different styles and techniques that create a team.
What’s your favorite comfort food?
That one is easy pasta!!!
What is your favorite thing about working at Snapchef?
The fact that I can go to different kitchens and work in a variety of environments. I want to be able to carry it all with me.
What is your advice to those interested in pursuing a career in the culinary field?
Make sure that you have thick skin, and an open mind. The best way I can put it is that you need to prove yourself to move through the ranks.
Kevin is a not only a hard-working person, but he is also kind. Here at Snapchef I could see Kevin grow during the year that he has been with us. I enjoy his energy and his positive attitude. Kevin and I were able to work at Fenway Park on June 29th, and cater to Pedro Martinez in the VIP lounge. I am so happy to have him as part of our team and I look forward to having him be an apprentice with us here in Worcester office.
Meagan Greene – Director of Apprenticeship Standards
Operations Manager Springfield MA