Welcome to Tripping Vittles. My hope for Tripping Vittles is for you to go on a journey with me of discovery  maybe just maybe gaining a better understanding of the 7 billion different people on this planet and how we are all connected by a common thread.

“Food is our common ground, A Universal Experience” ~James Beard

I grew up in Minnesota we traveled every year to the Rocky Mountains and in those travels were the beginnings of my love for food and adventure. We ate Escargot and Champagne when camping on mountain tops in Montana.

I went to school and got a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from UW-Stout.  My roommates and I would throw lavish Thanksgiving dinners and a fun night out was using the money our parents sent for necessities like toilet paper on a  visit to a Wisconsin Supper Club. Until you have been to a Wisconsin Supper Club you have no idea that you would forgo toilet paper for a Manhattan and a slab of prime rib.

I have worked in every facet of the Food Industry from busing tables and doing dishes. To running a large wholesale food distribution company. I have Loved every single job I have held in the food business, some more than others but they have all taught me valuable lessons.

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” -J.R.R. Tolkien  

I am passionate about my friends and family .  We plan our family time around traveling, food and drink. I read cookbooks like others read mystery novels.

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” Cesar Chavez

After being witness to the Boston Bombings I vowed to never again do what I did not love,  I did not know what that meant or how it would look but I did know life is way to short and can change  in 12 seconds!

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” -Alan D. Wolfelt