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It’s almost football season, so we’re perfecting our favorite tailgating and homegating recipes! Whether you like hamburgers, wings, brats, ribs or something cooked with beer, we have everything you’ll need for the perfect tailgate party. We always like inviting friends to join our tailgates because the EGG is about community and having fun, so make sure if you’re inviting company you make extra - the food will be gone before you know it! Don't forget dessert, either!

Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new showroom and check out the museum and culinary center too! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    edited April 2012
    Not one pro chef among us eh? Or maybe I missed it.
     IMO

    everyone here with an Egg is one in his or her own right.


    I'm a machinist by trade but have been working as a bio pharmaceutical maintenance tech.
    Not really.  Some really good cooks, but not chefs.

    To really be a chef, you need to have graduated from a recognized culinary academy.  There are far more considerations in being a chef than just making a good, tasty meal.

    It's much like being called an "engineer".  They call garbage collectors "Refuse Engineers" and parking lot attendees "Transportation Placement Engineers", but they are not the real thing like Mechanical Engineers or Electrical Engineers.


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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,381
    True dat Gary. It's a college level diploma, not a university level thing. Good to have go to on the forum though

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    @ Village Idiot. I was emphasizing on the phrase because of all the creativity I see on some of the awesome food posts I see here. It was an attempt to compliment them. Should I change my my user id to Forum Idiot? lol

  • Still the only Hose Jockey
    LET'S EAT
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,381
    My Dad was one if that counts

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • brianwdmnbrianwdmn Posts: 365
    Former jobs, fisherman, tour guide,computer consultant, adjunct professor, beer taster.
    Marietta, East Cobb, GA
  • brianwdmnbrianwdmn Posts: 365
    Attended Culinary school, but wasn't interested in degree. Already had three.
    Marietta, East Cobb, GA
  • Well....as a guy who has hired and fired many pirates.....er I mean chefs, I disagree a little. An executive chef is a degreed/professional position but the best chef I've ever known was a self taught artisan that couldn't show up for work. He built all our menus and cooked circles around the execs but was (is) a mess. The execs keep costs in line, crack skulls on the underlings but I've found the artisans to be the best chefs.

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,381

    It's more an art than a trade. If I can ever get to retire I'm going to culinary school

     

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • flachickflachick Posts: 25
    @Travisstrick...sorry it took so long to get back to you.   Today was crazy.  I would love to have your cousin's contact information. We'll be heading over there in a week. Thanks!  If it's easier, my email is joebensara@aol.com

  • fruitguyfruitguy Posts: 149
    Import fruit juice and freeze dried fruit
  • chill243chill243 Posts: 127
    Sorry about the plug for my son,....just trying everything in this day and age.
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,056
    I pick up aluminum can in the ditches.

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • chill243chill243 Posts: 127
    huh, and you have a bge??  I think not
  • wpatruswpatrus Posts: 4
    Like fruitguy- I am also in the fruit (and vegi) business but In the fresh fruit side of it. I am in sales for a wholesale produce company in the southeast. Handle everything from other wholealers, retailers, processors and corporate accounts.
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Chemist. I test water for the City to make sure that we get all the urine and other stuff out before it floats down the Trinity River to Houston. Yeah, that's right Houston....don't make me mad or I'll leave the pee in water. :D
    Hey Grif, can you send my in-laws a message? LOL
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • gabrieggergabriegger Posts: 469
    Of late it has been reading this post!

    the city above Toronto - Noodleville wtih 2 Large 1 Mini

  • Attended Culinary school, but wasn't interested in degree. Already had three.
    I have an Uncle who hasn't missed a semester of College since returning from the Vietnam war. I wonder if there is a Guinness Record in there somewhere. He'd never apply for it though.
    I finally took the plunge and bought my large Big Green Easter Egg from Roswell Hardware in Roswell, GA 03/31/2012
  • demodemo Posts: 145
    Sales Consultant, new home builder.
  • It's more an art than a trade. If I can ever get to retire I'm going to culinary school

     

    Only 16 more years and I can retire.  I'm finishing up training for my retirement gig, SCUBA instructor.  Next stop will be culinary school.  Retirement plan - Move to Cozumel, run a dive operation and bbq joint.  I think the cruise ship folks will be ready for some pulled pork off of the egg.

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    Johnson, Navin R... Sounds like a typical bastard.

     

    Belmont, NC

  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    Software business.  

     Gave up ( or outgrew ) my life long dream of being the guy with the "spritzer" bottles that walked around the resort pool in southern california asking women who were laying out by the pool if they wanted a "spray" to cool off.

     

    Cookin in Texas
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,075
    Chemist. I test water for the City to make sure that we get all the urine and other stuff out before it floats down the Trinity River to Houston. Yeah, that's right Houston....don't make me mad or I'll leave the pee in water. :D
    Hey Grif, can you send my in-laws a message? LOL


    On its way now.

    I used to be a teacher. 5 years - 3 in high school and 2 in middle school. Just couldn't take the politics or the "It couldn't be my kid, must be your fault" mentality. That and too much special ed paper work. More respect to those who can put up with it and do it day to day. We need more good teachers.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • balliardiballiardi Posts: 59
    Inflatable dart board salesman
  • gte1gte1 Posts: 376
    Dentist, 27 years down only about 15 more to go.

    George
    George
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,056
    Inflatable dart board salesman

    How much are they with the optional 3 year warranty?

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • AVP for an investment management firm
  • Ajm450manAjm450man Posts: 38
    Im a Pipe welder. get to travel all around the great U.S.A. doing shut down after shut down.

  • Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup... Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee
  • Law Enforcement Officer
    Egg Head in Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
    Wild land firefighter/dozer
    thebearditspeaks.com. Go there. I write it.
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