The other day a friend asked me why I was not a professional chef since I love cooking. I love cooking, but those I know who aspire to be part of the culinary world professionally, live, eat and sleep food and that I do not do. I love cooking for friends because I love my friends and family, but I do not have visions of plates and how food is arranged on them. It is not something I dream about, feel that passionate about, or feel called to do.
On the other hand, I love being an Independent Consultant for Pampered Chef. It provides me with opportunities to interact with people and have made some great friendships because of it. No longer being able to freely leave my house has limited my ability to do so, so Pampered Chef has been my lifeline. It has also been a way for me to earn an additional stream of income and who can’t use a side gig that comes with flexible hours. I also get to share what I have come to learn about cooking with others. So I get to do mini culinary instruction, but only because of all the amazing skills I have learned from Pampered Chef.
I also appreciate that I get to be of service. Pampered Chef has become a part of my ministry. I get to help others solve problems in their kitchen. I get to provide ideas for mealtimes, parties, entertaining, and so much more. I get to be their go to guru, their problem solver, and their friend. With some of my hosts and guests, I get to become more than a consultant. I get to be their friend, their pastor, and with some a part of their family. I get to be part of the creation of memories they share with those they love and with me.
Every becomes a chef, professional or pampered for a different reason. For me, it is because of the blessings I get to give and receive. I am grateful for the opportunity to touch other people’s lives and for the lives that touch mine.