Sea Otter Classic Skratch Labs trailer year two for me….another cooking adventure under my apron. No two are alike and each experience leaves something new on my plate.

Allen and Lentine asked if I would partake in the event again a couple of months ago, excitedly I expressed it was already on my calendar! Lessons learned from last year, my goal was tasty healthy high quality food that I could push out fast. Mission accomplished in my opinion…. perhaps the constant line spoke for itself.

The experience is grand in many ways. I am thankful for all the peeps I have had the pleasure of meeting in the endurance world. This event brings my two passions together, food and fitness. If I am being 100 percent honest it is seeing the familiar faces of family and friends that kept me charged all day.. that and being located beside10 speed coffee…thanks for keeping us fueled the whole week. Food truck by day and restaurant service by night, the fuel was appreciated.

The crew in Trailer this year was also an added bonus. Allen Lim throwing down cooking eggs, Uriell Carlson cooking all the rice, Shanelle Tanaka working the window, Lentine making all the cookies and helping me with all the assembly, Gabe Kennedy, whom you may know from winning The Taste on ABC. Gabe kept me laughing for four days, I loved the energy, and just having fun in the kitchen.

A HUGE shout out of thanks to my amazing kitchen team at Aubergine. The team has had some growing pains and I am so proud of what we have become!! The team worked hard to prep hundreds of pounds of protein. Ron and Caroline rocked out some really tasty Iberico and Ossau Iraty croissants… Thanks! It takes some amazing people behind the scenes to have a successful event. Feeling blessed that I have a team I can trust. Appreciate everyone’s efforts in making this year another success!! Looking forward to writing about many more successful events from my team.

For those of you who haven’t explored the Sea Otter Classic, its worth it! Chris Cleary from the Treadmill introduced me to the world of endurance. I am grateful and my life will never be without it again. Enjoying the people, the places and the new opportunities of the lifestyle. All in all its a great ride!! Hope to see you next year Sea Otter Classic.