As a dietitian, running a kitchen store was not always my dream. In fact, I thought I would end up working in clinical nutrition in a big hospital system or even at WIC office with babies, but never did I dream my destiny would lead me to directing a kitchen store. Truth be told, my nutrition professor always told me I’d end up doing something innovative with my career, so it’s fitting that I am so happy with the path life has chosen for me.
Each day thePlate Boutique has something new to offer, but yesterday was a day in particular that will not soon leave my memory. First, it was demo day and on demo days I get to show off, in real time, how some of our kitchen gadgets work. Yesterday I was chopping up and talking about my favorite herb, cilantro, and our Herb Mill with our store guests. The cilantro made the store smell great so I was hungry most of the day and consequently made some cilantro heavy sweet potato cakes for dinner last night.
My day continued into surrealism when Bri from the People Picture Company showed up for a photo shoot with me and the store. I felt like a kitchen celebrity, and never in my dreams would have thought that I would be participating in a photo shoot for my career. Her partner in crime, Bud, directed me just like a celebrity too. Talk about a serious ego boost for my first shoot! I proudly displayed the Herb Mill and wrapped some Clongs while they captured thePlate Boutique. While that was an experience I will never forget, the finished product of Bri’s photos were out of this world. What a difference professional photography can make, especially when comparing it to my iPhone special I usually create.
I left yesterday on an extra high note– getting to live, breath and eat food, something I unexpectedly love, and being flowered with a photo shoot made for an extra special super awesome day I will not forget!
Check out the photos Bri took, they really are stunning! (P.S., I had left my straightener at my house that day after the gym, so she did a wonderful job making my bad hair day look great!)