Chris Hill Blog: ChefLife – Fall in Love with the process

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#ChefLife – Fall in Love with the process

CHEF. LIFE. You have to fall in love with the process — the process of getting from where you are, to where you want to be — the early mornings, late nights and all the times in between.

You have to be willing to do the work that nobody else wants to and commit yourself to becoming better every single day.

quoteChef Thomas Keller says, "It’s not about passion because passion comes and goes – it’s about desire. It’s having the desire to do the things that the average person isn’t willing to."

The opportunity for growth

It’s about sacrifices, because as we know, if you want anything in life, you’re trading one thing for something else, and that’s what I see standing in the way of most people. The unwillingness to sacrifice comfort and ease for the opportunity for growth.

It’s studying and reading instead of watching Netflix, going home to get a good night of sleep, instead of getting hammered with the crew after work and it’s focusing on becoming a better cook every day, when you could easily show up, go through the motions and call it a day, which is what most of choose to do, because it’s easy.

So the question is,

“Do you want it to be easy, or do you want to be great?”

You can’t have both.

Fall in love with the process. If it’s hard, it probably means you’re on to something.

Chris Hill
Chris Hill

Chef Chris Hill left a job in the business world to follow his heart and passion into the world of cooking and the kitchen. Chris opened his first restaurant at 28 and grew into the role of executive chef.

Having taken his experiences in the corporate world, as well as those in the kitchen, Chris has built a large social media following centred around TV appearances all over the Southeast U.S., his writing, TEDx talks, and his mission of helping industry workers to lead fulfilling successful careers.

Chris' first book came out in 2016 and is a dive into what makes for a successful career in the restaurant world and includes exclusive interviews with some of the world's leading and most respected chefs.

You can follow Chris on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and read more of his work here.

Don't miss Chris' latest book 'Crush your career: A professional path to a sustainable life in the kitchen'. Available on Amazon

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Editor 30th January 2018

Chris Hill Blog: ChefLife – Fall in Love with the process