How’s your 2018 going? If you haven’t made resolutions, it’s not too late to make this your best year yet! To help inspire you (or those of you rethinking your resolutions *wink*), here’s the TBSP team’s #foodgoals:

Jordan Hamons – Chef-Owner

“My resolutions are:

  1. Drink more wine. I am always interested to learn more about wine and the best way to do that is to drink it.
  2. Saber a bottle of champagne. This just sounds fun – Maybe we’ll do a champagne sabering class in the spring!
  3. Try at least five new cuisines. I hope to travel more so I can do this, but diversifying the restaurants I eat at locally also counts. I went to a Yemeni restaurant on New Year’s Day so I’m off to a strong start!”

Becca Kinney – Sous Chef

“Even though I’ve been cooking for a long time, there’s always something new to learn. I’m focusing on being a better chef so I can help others do the same. 

  1. Try a new recipe or cooking technique each week.
  2. Post on Instagram more! so I can share my progress and learn from others in the industry. (Find Becca at @par_baked_and_deep_fried)
  3. Learn to use my new Instant Pot! (You can get one here!)”

Lindsey Prows – Health & Wellness Coach/Chef Instructor

“Being healthy in the long run means building good habits and making those habits easy to keep up! This year, I’m going to:

  1. Make more smoothies
  2. Create my own spice blend and
  3. Build a veggie garden in my backyard!

Sulin Ngo – Marketing & Communications/Baking & Pastry Instructor

“My resolutions are:

  1. Read a book every week. (Cookbooks count!) I started this year off with My Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz.
  2. Only buy raw ingredients (or things I can’t make myself). One thing that keeps my sweet tooth in check is not buying things that are pre-made. If I crave something, I have to make it for myself!
  3. Nail down the perfect macaron recipe (for a future class). Wish me luck!”

Hannah Duckworth – Marketing & Communications Intern

“This year, I’m so excited to travel across Europe as part of UC’s Lindner Honors-PLUS program. I hope to find a favorite restaurant in every country I’m visiting! And outside of that, I want to try every Cincinnati-brewed beer.

(Have suggestions for where Hannah should eat and drink? Follow her travels and send your favorites to IG: @handuckworth)