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23 Apr

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Now a bit of today!

April 23, 2013 | By | No Comments

So I hope you guys are getting the Blog! While you were getting the first updates from Tommy, I did a couple other things. These awesome blogs that now operate are because my Designed for Good team! Not only did they put up the site(in 60 hours!), but they are now mentoring Tommy Boy! Craig Cockerill, a guy that reminds me if Jack Black and Russell Crowe(from A Beautiful Mind) were to give birth to an articulate son. That would be Craig! He wasn’t even on my team, but he felt compelled to self appoint himself Kitchen Sage’s webmaster! So this guy is making me OWN Word Press! I can’t wait to introduce you to all that are making this project a GO!

Today I also ran my business and catered a lunch for Civic Theatre because they are wicked cool.  Then I did waaaaay too much admin work for a chef!  Craig came over to my house this evening to pimp out something else on the website that I will have to learn later! (he talks funny! weird words that don’t have vowels! what’s up with that?) but then the website is soooo freeky cool! I will happen to ask him if we can do something on the site, then all of the sudden he’s talking to Matt Fouty, Tom Englesman, or Tyler Wayner about God know’s what? Next thing you know we have a new feature on the website!? Thank you gentlemen, crazy skills.

Then Mr. Brian Gerrity stops by. You really don’t want to look at him wrong, he might cut ya. He could do it quick too, one the fastest chefs I have ever known! (Mr. Fire and Knife!) So he wants to write up some tunes for KS, so we had a funny chat about that!  Can’t wait to hear the tunes.  He is a renaissance man born just a few years too late! I miss working with him, now we have a great excuse to work together again. Check out B. and his daughter, Briana!

Guess which one’s Brian?! I’m optimistic!

Now its Almost 11pm..Good Night GR!

22 Apr

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Forget the Big Bang, We will start with the Big Idea…

April 22, 2013 | By | No Comments

The Story of Kitchen Sage

Until one fall evening I was feeling pretty good about my contributions to my city and the surrounding areas of Grand Rapids.  With three annual birthday parties under my belt, the “JuiceBall”, I had gained great acceptance as a third-party fundraiser for my favorite charity- Kids’ Food Basket.  With my friends, we not only threw one of the most fun charitable events of the New Year — but we were able to provide KFB with countless juice boxes for their sack suppers. The funny thing was that the first JuiceBall was really meant to be a “Friend Raiser” to help put KFB on the map. This was my first taste of how great my city could be.

So back to the night that I realized that sometimes your best is not good enough.  I happen to live downtown Grand Rapids, Heritage Hill to be exact.  What a great and diverse neighborhood to call home, but it really lacks a decent grocery store.  The store in my neighborhood is not friendly for a farm-to-table chef, but it does have some great local tortilla chips which is perfect for the chef that has homemade salsa at his command…NACHOS! Pulling up I saw some of my neighbors hanging out.  Some may find five city teens hanging out in a parking lot suspect and what happened next was a pleasant surprise.  Sporting my chef coat, these kids chose to engage me like I was Jamie Oliver himself………..

22 Apr

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A New Recipe for Grand Rapids!

April 22, 2013 | By | No Comments

Please stay tuned for Chef Tommy FitzGerald’s HISTORY OF KITCHEN SAGE! The mission: to provide access to nutrition and culinary awareness to teens in Grand Rapids Michigan!