Pro-files

Pared Pro-file: Scott Park

Eating well, spending life with people who love to love, and working hard for those same people. That is how my family is. It wasn’t an insatiable obsession for food that drove me to the hustle & bustle of the industry but rather, the almost hopelessly romantic patronage to the Read more…

By Jamie Li, ago
Pro-files

Pared Pro-File: Victor Aguilera

My name is Victor Aguilera. I’m originally from Venezuela and started working in the industry when I was 16 at this restaurant called Tatu in the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. I moved up the ranks quickly and fell in love with the culinary world more and more which took me Read more…

By Jamie Li, ago
Pro-files

Pared Pro-file: Alex Ripley

I began my career in the 7th grade in my hometown of Warsaw, Virginia. I learned that the tech school associated with my school district offered a culinary class but soon realized that I needed to be a few years older to enroll in the class in high school. Some Read more…

By Jamie Li, ago
Pro-files

Pared Pro-file: Glen Allen

The Calling   I grew up in Newport News, Virginia. I started my journey into the industry pretty much the same way everyone has, breaking my back day to day scrubbing dishes in the hot, wet, bottomless pit of under-appreciation. I remember working during weekend rushes, hearing the barrage of Read more…

By Jamie Li, ago
Pro-files

Pared Pro-file: Kirk Emerick

I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. My journey in the food industry began when I was 18 years old. I worked at my neighborhood pizzeria restaurant washing dishes. At this point, my life did not revolve around the food industry. I was mainly into skateboarding, snowboarding, and sports. My dream Read more…

By Jamie Li, ago
Pro-files

Pared Pro-file: Jackson Touk

Some of us discover our path in life through a series of trials and errors. For others, all it takes is a special moment. This is what happened to Pared Pro Jackson Touk, who made a complete career change and decided to take the plunge into the kitchen. Jackson and Read more…

By Jamie Li, ago