Breakfast… my most favorite meal. Why you ask? Allow me to tell you.
Hi, my name is Mark Downey and I’m the head breakfast chef here at the Dorset Inn. Of course, I work other shifts but this is my passion. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I agree. It’s like making your bed. They both set the tone for the day.
Ever since I was a kid I loved the idea, smell, technique behind breakfast. Something about eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, french toast, pancakes, coffee, fresh breads, butters, jams, and jellies. I know I’m missing something… did I say eggs? Makes for a wonderful start.
From the age of 13 I have been in the industry. No, not the Egg industry, but the Hospitality. After washing dishes for 2 years, I proved that I was more than a dishwasher. I was no longer going to be the guy who cleaned these dishes, but the guy who was going to make sure every dish was “cleaned”. Finally a chance to cook breakfast not only for me, but for the people who would enter the door!
Now, I must admit being a Breakfast chef at an Inn is a little different than your typical restaurant which I was used to working at. Not only do I have the luxury of cooking for the locals, but I have the chance to cook for those who are staying at the Inn. Those who have taken the time to seek out a place of shelter….. whether its for leisure, business, or celebration… guests are on their way to the next journey and nothing else gives me great joy and satisfaction, then knowing that at 11am check out they ate and ate well.
A question……What do you like for breakfast? Why do you like breakfast? For those of you reading this, I ask you to join me for breakfast. I promise you nothing but a good experience and a full belly.
On this same post I would just like to say THANK YOU to Jamison. Jameson will be leaving us after a short time at the Dorset Inn to pursue family dreams of making wine. Jameson, you will be missed and thank you for everything. I mean everything. You are what they call “Salt of the Earth”.