About 22 years ago ,it started with a thought… 10 years later, the full dream was born. Just about a year ago, Jakota and I set out to make that dream happen. We stepped out on faith, to chase and follow that dream, to run our race! With a whole lot of prayer, empty pockets, support from some and belief from others, we started…
Over the past year, we have been able to form some great relationships, gain even more support and grow our faith. We created a concept, a culture, something different, most of all reconnected people with food and each other. We set out to break the rules, do it our way and provide something that was missing - a home of passion and place for people to commune.
Over the past year, there have been trials, tribulations, growth, and constant evolution of each other and the dream. we have been able to stand on the shoulders of those who inspired, motivated, encouraged and paved the way. And it goes without saying there is a group of a few that hold a special place in our hearts- without whom none of it would have been possible and goes to prove; “we all need help - and we don’t do any of this alone” — at times picking us out of the pit of despair and kicking us in the ass! We are forever indebted with gratitude and love.
Over the year ,there has been fear and doubt, at times tears, all the while still moving ever closer to our final dream. And then there were the nah sayers: negative voices and people who said it would never happen - #fu. Don’t tell me what I can’t do! I’ll show you what I can do! For those who never quit helping, supporting, believing-: #gratitude. A wise man once told us, “creating something is easy, but sustaining it is hard work”.
Today, with one fell swoop of the pen, marked the day of the closest we have ever been to that dream. Though there are more mountains still to move and hurdles to jump, we remain completely unflinching and resolute. The goal is near and the rest will happened, as it is so said…
I am that guy who stands in a room and wears a funny, tall hat. I am the one who endures undesirable heat, intentionally. I am that one who leads others and has most of the answers. I am that guy who wears a white jacket while working in a messy environment. I am that guy who makes things happen. I am that guy who creates so many wonderful, creative and unforgettable dishes; however, it didn’t start that way or did it just happen…..