New Year, New TBSP!

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)