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Old 05-03-2006, 10:02 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,

My name is Mark and I have been cooking professionally for many years. I have traveled to over 35 countries (living in several) and have lived in different regions of the USA. I am a big Foodie and love the fact that its not only my passion, but also my profession. I started in the industry when working in a restaurant was not the popular thing to do. Thanks to the media and outlets like TV Food Network we are finally getting our much deserved attention. I have had the opportunity to take classes at several culinary schools and continue to do it whenever I can. I also use my knowledge and experience to judge Culinary compeitions at schools, the Kansas City Royal BBQ Competition and the VICA chapionship each June.
I am Certified through the American Culinary Federation (ACF) as a Executive Chef and Culinary Educator, have been a Chef Member of the James Beard Foundation for many years and I am also a member of the National Ice Carvers Association (NICA). I didn't intend for this to seem like a Promo for myself, but really as a this is who I am and love disccussing everything regarding food.
I cannot wait to interact with everyone.

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Old 05-03-2006, 10:05 AM   #2
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Hey Mark, welcome to the site. You are going to fit in perfectly here. We are a group that has a true love of food and cooking. We are glad you joined us!
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Old 05-03-2006, 10:06 AM   #3
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:16 AM   #4
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Wow Mark Thats impressive! We are all going to be happy receiving your advice and recipes Welcome to DC!!
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:21 AM   #5
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Welcome Mark!! We are really glad that you are here!! I am sure you have a thing or two to teach us and many ideas, techniques and recipes to share, we look forward to them all!! Make yourself comfy and join in the fun!!
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:34 AM   #6
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Welcome to DC, Mark!!
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:11 PM   #7
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Thank you one and all for your gracious words. I can already tell that this will be a great place to talk to other foodies.

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Old 05-03-2006, 01:21 PM   #8
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Welcome Mark! I can't wait to read some of your recipes and suggestions.
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Old 05-03-2006, 05:44 PM   #9
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Welcome to Dc Mark,
Can't wait to see your favorite recipes and ideas..Love of cooking and each other makes this forum hum..
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Old 05-03-2006, 06:12 PM   #10
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Wow! Great intro!
What types of foods do you passionately love to cook?
And, what is your favorite comfort food?
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