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Grills & Outdoor Kitchens
So happy to meet y'all! My name is Travis, and was raised on Central Texas BBQ. My father was the one who taught me how to cook over an open fire when I was just a young lad; Made sure I knew the two ingredients for authentic Texas-style BBQ; Oak and fire. Since then, I have always had that passion for cooking and explored it wherever I went, even while serving in the military. I got my start in professional cooking while cooking for my team while on deployment. We had minimal food at times, so we had to get creative. Hollowed out a 55 gal drum(it looked awful this franken-grill was held together mostly with wire), borrowed some wood for our local command center, and then it was dinner time. There is a picture of me over the left of me cooking on that same grill! LOL! After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, I set out to cook everything in every style. From diners to 4-star restaurants, I love cooking in every environment and learning new techniques. I have worked in 4-star restaurants, diners, food trucks, and some of Texas's most fantastic BBQ joints. I spend a large portion of my time now flying my plane to different parts of the United States, cooking, learning, and teaching, with a few trail hikes and camping treks along the way. From my hiking camp stove to building my off-set smoker, I have cooked on pretty much everything indoors and outdoors. I have also consulted and helped design some great outdoor kitchens with all the grilling and thrilling amenities. It is a great feeling grilling tomahawk steaks, smoking pork butts, and preparing a pizza while listening to the best of Credence Clearwater revival blasting over your outdoor kitchen sound system! I am so happy to be here and can help with anything you got coming up, whether it be last-minute BBQ party supplies, any questions about fuel types and burn times, or just want another addition to your grill family; let me show you some tips, tricks and of course some out of this world grill and grill accessories to bring your grilling and outdoor cooking to the next level!
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Hello my fellow golf addicts! My name is Shelby and I'm a part-time Professional Golfer and club fitter. I was born and raised in Lima, OH and graduated from the University of Findlay in 2017 with two accounting degrees and an MBA and with All-American status. Golf continues to be a big part of my life! I have played on a handful of tours including the WAPT in the hopes of one day playing on the LPGA Tour. My husband and I just moved back home to Findlay, Ohio from New Orleans, LA where I was practicing at TPC Louisiana. Back at my old stomping grounds practicing for tourneys and club fitting! I am around golf all day long whether it's helping folks on Curated or in person with their equipment needs or adjusting equipment for my own. I'm constantly learning about golf and how to improve my game. I'm so excited to talk golf with you and find the best and CORRECT equipment for you!
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Mike and Annette
Originally from Warwick, Rhode Island, I moved to the Minneapolis area where I began my career on the ground floor, working as a line cook. It was there that I discovered my passion and fell in love with food and the culinary industry. I then moved into a Sous Chef position at a Minneapolis hotel. This is where I honed my skills under the watchful eye of the Executive Chef, who was also a former culinary instructor. Eventually, I became the Executive Chef, taking the reins from my mentor. From there, I continued my career leading the kitchens of various establishments, including my own full-service catering company. I transitioned into a corporate chef and taught hundreds of cooking and knife skill classes, from Alaska to Hawaii, Florida to Maine and everywhere in between. I also was featured on the main stage at several wine and food events across the country. I appeared in many local and national TV spots. Currently I continue to share my passion for cooking and teaching and I would love to help you discover the right tools for you and help you become the best you can be in the kitchen!
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Camping & Hiking
Hey! I'm Mariah and I live in Missoula, Montana. I absolutely love being in the outdoors - especially hiking and backpacking! I'm a fan of everything from short day hikes to extended 8-10 day treks! Some of the hikes that I'm super proud of are the Napali coast trail on Kauai, the Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier and the Tour de Mont Blanc in Europe! I spent a summer in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness as trail crew and a wilderness ranger intern. I now have a fe kids and I'm super excited to share my passion for the outdoors with them as they get older! I also have 2 yellow lab adventure buddies so def tell me if you're taking your dogs out and about, even better if you've got photos of them to share!!! I absolutely love to talk gear! I'm really excited to help you find the right stuff - whether it's extreme lightweight or comfort car camping! It's all awesome, and I'm happy to point you in the right direction! If you're checking out my profile please shoot me a message and let me know what your favorite adventure has been! My goal is to get you the right gear for your budget, preferences, style and adventures!! Give me feedback and I'll keep working until we're both satisfied! I can't read minds but with some input on your part I believe that we can always find the right options for you. I'm always happy to find something else, a cheaper option, or to go in a whole different way if you change your mind! I'm here to help you and want you to feel confident in your gear purchase and excited about your next adventure!! Connect with me in the ski departments!! Skiing: profile link: "https://www.curated.com/e/mariah.wear" (https://www.curated.com/e/mariah.wear) or by text: (415) 223-8337
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