Jerry West's Blog

Most of the US and the world is still on lockdown. While that sucks, that doesn’t mean you can’t reach out to someone in the food industry.

All of us are connected in some way to a chef, a waiter or a bartender.

Good ones are hard to come by.

Great ones are a rarity.

Great ones like Debbie Moscone.

It’s hard work. Thankless work. I spent three years “in the trenches.”

I have epic stories.

Pick a day this month.

Invite that person(s) to your place (yes, you can invite someone over AND social distance at the same time – if you’re married, you already know how to do this 😉.

The last thing someone in the restaurant industry wants to do when they get home from work is cook, so you’re going to cook a meal for them.

Don’t get intimidated by them being in the restaurant business. Trust me. Even if the food is just average they will be more than grateful.

And that’s what this is all about.

Showing gratitude.

So put on some great music. Open a superb bottle of wine. You know, the one you’ve been saving.

Listen to their stories. Laugh, connect, and maybe even cry.

At the time, the effort you put in will not seem like it was a big deal, but it will mean the world to them.

And that night as you lie in bed, reflecting on the evening, you will feel richer than you did that morning.

And in case you forgot with the shitshow going on around us, this is what awesome feels like.

Rock on.