I have had a major interest in cooking foods since I was a small child. From a very young again, I can remember climbing up on a barstool to watch everything my mother and grandmother did in the kitchen from about the age of 5 on. Over time, they let me help them, and my love of food prep and cooking was born. It was only natural that I would become an adult with a restaurant of his own. But in my city, insects can be a problem, so I soon needed the help of pest control in Brooklyn to put a stop to the problem. It has been a long road to get my own place, and I did not want my restaurant derailed by little creatures that can become a health hazard.
The long road to becoming the owner of my own business started out with me thinking that food was simply a hobby. I enjoyed making things for our family get-togethers, and my mom enjoyed having her time freed up to do other things while I made the Sunday meal for 15 people in my Italian family. Homemade meatballs, different varieties of pasta dishes and delectable desserts were my specialty and everyone in the family loved seeing what I would come up with next.
I went on to college thinking that I needed an office career like my father. I spent three years in school before I realized that I had no interest in following his footsteps. I dropped out and began working at a restaurant as a line cook. I soon worked my way up to the chef position, and I saved as much as possible along the way. When the owner decided to retire, I bought the place.
The original owner was not really good about keeping the bugs out. You see, we were located in a strip mall, and the insects came over to our place from the alley behind our building and thanks to our neighbors. So, as soon as the place was mine, I paid to have exterminators come in and spray the entire building. I knew that would do the trick, and it did.