It was great yesterday, with a lot of time spent with my idol Chef Satish Arora of TajSats. Chef Arora is an institution and has been a reference point for me throughout my career. I had been under the impression that chefs are rash, brash with lots of ego till I met up with Chef Satish Arora many many, years ago.
He is a complete contrast: a picture of humility and modesty. We can learn a lot from him especially duplicate the passion he still feels for his standing with the Taj group (completing 43 years). He was gracious enough to take out time from his busy schedule and have a personalised workshop with all of us at KKIPL. He is a guiding light for the budding chefs and I am sure all of us gained many insights from his talk.
He was accompanied by Chef Sanjay Kak who spoke about positive attitude being half the battle won! Chef Kak also shared how a winning attitude is created when one is convinced about oneself. He has also advised that one should never write off anything, just change the way one handles the situation. We had a nice quick lunch together and then they left.
Memories are made of these. Sharing experiences, good and bad, are the true teachers in life.
Till I write again.