Chef Ted

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Gender Male
Occupation Retired Chef Owner of a catering business
Location Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Introduction Yes, that is me sweet people, ungodly hung over recently during a trip to Maui. In my old life I contrasted myself to an avant-garde painter forging ahead into the future, Chef Ted is an ancient Mediterranean artesian potter, throwing, timeless and unchanged ceramic pots and amphorae to perfection time after time. Ted Leake began cooking in 1976 while attending the University of Virginia. After graduation, he began a years long odyssey as a journeyman chef, working in restaurants all over the world including: The Sydney Opera House in Australia, Au Claire de la Lune in Paris and the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Odysseus returned to Charlottesville and established Chef Ted Catering in 1991. Chef Ted provided exquisite food, creatively arranged, at an affordable price. He retired in June of 2013 and went on an extended walk about.
Interests As a tedious full disclaimer, most of what I write, in no particular order, is plagiarized from the list of favorite reading material below. If you think that I am going to let the truth get in the way of a good yarn, or worry myself about where I stole it, (they say if you use one source, then it is plagiarism, five sources and it's well researched) you better not read any further; in fact, you can fuck off...it's 4th quarter folks. These adventures and impressions are not easy to sort out because they are often interlaced, blending into one another until palpable reality is no longer distinguishable from what I have thought, dreamed, embellished, invented or imagined. But adventures they have been. Gentle reader, I am truly sorry for any confusion.
Favorite Movies Anything with Jack Nicolson
Favorite Music Americana, Jam Bands
Favorite Books I read several books, magazines and AA pamphlets, all at the same time, with varying degrees of success: how to manuals, classics like Crime and Punishment, anything by Bill Bryson, maps, total titillating trash, Spanish newspapers and the blogs of people desultorily wandering.

When you hesitate before hitting snooze on your alarm clock, are you being lazy?

I am not being lazy, I am pondering how I can afford to be a fulltimer until I must attend roll call up yonder?