A year of MeatVentures!


Today marks the 1 year anniversary of MeatVentures!

Before I started this site, I posted a bunch of pics on my Facebook profile of different food I’d been cooking on the BBQ and grill and one of my Facebook friends (Steph Seki – check out her awesome band A.P.E.!) posted that she loved my meaty adventures. From that I came up with the name MeatVentures, and a blog was born to document different cooking experiments and BBQ competitions we took part in.

When I started the site, I knew that I wanted to be involved in some kind of culinary career, but didn’t know what. I’ve loved cooking all of my life, and I’ve always been an adventurous and curious eater. So I just kept cooking and writing, and along the way a path formed that has lead to forming a new street food business that is launching 2 weeks from now.

The last few months have been flying by with all of the preparation we’ve been doing to get our street food cart, The Meat Wagon, ready to launch. I haven’t been writing as much because of this, but that is going to change, and with everything that’s going to be happening, I’ll have a lot to write about.

As we close in on our launch date, I have an overwhelming feeling of being both excited and terrified. I’m doing my best to keep one foot grounded with a realistic view of what is in store for us, but I’m keeping the other foot in the sky in dreamland, because I think you need to keep a mix of both inside you to do anything worth doing.  This whole thing is pushing me out of my comfort zone in so many ways at once, and I’m extremely fortunate and appreciative to have so many good people around helping me every step of the way.

So watch here for future posts.  Over the next year I’ll be writing about my career transition, and about our new adventure running a street food cart.  Cooking experiments will continue and I’ll be sharing lots of recipes as well.  It’s going to be a massive learning experience, and I’m ready for the long hours and everything that goes along with it.

Thanks for reading over the last year, and I hope you continue to read over the next year as we continue on our MeatVenture!

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