On a more serious note considering that statement, being a Chef is a completely unsustainable lifestyle. I think, especially considering the gift that Bourdain gave us with his writing and commentary over the years, it is recognized how harsh an environment kitchens are. The better the kitchen, usually the worse the lifestyle as we live to do nothing but be better than we were the day before (for some of us, at least). The sad truth is that I’ve seen and experienced too much in 20 some-odd years as a professional in the industry.\nI embraced a different approach while I was doing Fine Dining in San Francisco. Leading up to that career change at 30 years old, I had been doing Taiji and studying Eastern Philosophy pretty hard. After a few hard lessons in my first Fine Dining kitchen, I started applying myself as a Warrior rather than just another Screw Up. Five years and 3 world class restaurants later I started my own business as a Private Chef for some high profile families. I’ve run that business since 2008, now just doing pick up gigs for tourists in Wine County. I’ve also run a kitchen for a flagship winery doing multi-course pairings with their juice.\nAnd now, I just want to figure out what I want to do as a grown up. :)\nTo bad you can’t get rich designing and building speakers!:oops:o_O:cool:\n\nGo on Iron Chef & beat Bobby Flay, then continue to open more restaurants- that's what a couple of brothers who are distant relatives of mine did. They were already doing well, but that put them over the top. \n\nWhat's wrong with cooking consistently good\/great food at a reasonable price relative to the cost of ingredients, place and staff? At some point, the amount of 'better than yesterday' that can be brought diminishes and, I suspect, so does the enjoyment of the profession- who said people working in the restaurant industry need to be miserable?\n\nYou can certainly get rich designing speakers, but you have to do some pretty fancy tap dancing and be pretty loose with the descriptions. Paying celebrities to say your products doesn't hurt, either. While you're at it, you might as well get into the headphone business and make sure the NFL and other high-profile uses can be found so your name can be seen by millions of people every week.