Change Your Life: Cook!
by Sandra Lewis
Sandra Lewis had invested 20+ years in a corporate career when, in 2009, she experienced what she describes as a “now or never” moment. She sold her house, put everything in storage, and enrolled in culinary school. Her experience as a single mom throughout her corporate career taught her the value of cooking and gathering nightly around the table to feed the body, soul, and spirit.
Today, she combines her experience as a working mom with her culinary expertise to educate, inspire, and motivate people to answer the most important pressing question they face everyday – “What’s for dinner?” – because the kitchen is the gateway to a healthy, happy, productive workforce. She also shares the recipe for living a meaningful life at home and at work that satisfies more than a fatter paycheck ever could – cooking and sharing time at the table with family and friends. Sandra earned a BS in Mass Communications, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Utah, and an AAS with honors in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu, Dallas.
On most days life moves at ludicrous speed.
It can seem like chaos.
Up, often before sunrise. Collapse into bed long after dark.
And in between we rely on quick fixes for meals:
- 20% of our meals are eaten in our cars.
- On average, Americans eat three hamburgers per week; 50 billion per year.
- Americans eat an average of 30 pounds of French fries each year.
- Average American family wastes $1,600 of produce annually.
Life can seem fairly tasteless.
How do we manage living and working to be as productive as we can be and live a full-flavored life?
It begins with a return to simplicity in a form so simple, it’s simply overlooked – cooking and creating community by living life at the table.
Learn the inside secrets to restoring the simplicity, the seasoning, and the sizzle of sharing the table, at home and at work.