I don't even know where to begin. I just returned from a 17 day journey to Black Rock City, where I was the chef (being constantly held down by my sous chef Stevie) of the world traveling gypsy pop-up concept Cirque Gitane. Our camp hosted 103 guests from all over the world, and we offered 5 meal periods per day, including breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and late night. (Basically, our kitchen offered food 20 hours a day.) It was a mind-bending experience, and perhaps the most challenging project of my career. I'm completely drained, but I felt the need to start this post, so here it goes. My shitty first draft.
Perhaps my greatest take-away from Burning Man is the bond I forged with my crew, and the reconnect with my long-lost cook Stevie, who's permanently relocated to LA and is now my right hand man; my General at Arms; the first employee of Caliber & Dice. Burning Man was what brought him back in my life and I am eternally grateful for that. <3
I experienced a great deal of spiritual connection, both internally and externally, and cooking breakfast + dancing with Susan Sarandon was nothing short of chronic.
That's all I've got. I'll get this updated with stories, emotions and better photos in the weeks to follow. For now, here's some shots from my iPhone...