All aspects of the restaurant business, cooking, acrylic painting, and 1960's and 1970's rock music. Thomas also consistently applies research skills to produce interesting and informative articles on topics of which he possessed no prior knowledge.
Cooking, eating and reading about food are some of Thomas's favorite activities, as are acrylic painting and cartooning. Watching vintage television comedy programs, reading newspapers, antique British motorcycles and Mazda Miatas are some of Thomas's other interests.
As a student in the AROC Chef Apprentice program, Thomas had the opportunity to apprentice at various restaurants during the daytime, and attend culinary classes at night.
More than 15 years of experience as a restaurant cook, and a graduate of a two-year chef apprentice program. Extensive experience with food prep and line cooking, as well as recipe creation and menu planning.
Through the years, Thomas has written myriad articles regarding food preparation and the food service industry. Still cooking regularly, Thomas especially enjoys cooking and eating Italian food.
Many years of experience working as a trained cook, and being aware of healthy eating habits. Maintaining a personal interest in seasoning foods without the use of salt.
Since 2006, Thomas has written more than 3,000 online articles. Included in that body of work are many product description pieces, as well as a large number of blog posts.
An interesting, long-term project that Thomas carried out for a restaurant-oriented website entailed assuming multiple personas, and populating a user forum.