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Feedback From - Michael Smith
August 27 2014

Today we are going to take a look into a Day In The Life of the worldly Chef Michael Smith.

What are you best known for?
Inspiring Canadians to get back in the kitchen and seize control of their food lifestyle away from Big Food Inc.

What day of the week are you telling me about and in which city?
Tuesday on Prince Edward Island

What time did you wake up and tell me about the first 5 minutes?
6AM sharp. I lay around for a few minutes gathering my thoughts, planning the day ahead than bolted for the shower

Which 3 songs would best fit as a soundtrack on that day?
Just Like Heaven
Ready Steady Go
Shake It Up Baby

Most memorable things you put in your mouth?
Cheeseburgers grilled on my well-worn Big Green Egg stuffed with sustainably raised beef from Spring Creek Ranch in Alberta as antidote to the 5 courses of high-end sustainable seafood ahead

Who did you share it with?
My family and good buddy Chef Ned Bell who just happened to be riding through PEI today on his way across Canada on his bike

One thing you wish you could change about that day?
It was a bit windy today so we missed our chance to steam out to sea and pull some east coast lobsters with a west coast chef, the breeze didn’t stop us for wading out into the world famous Colville Bay oyster beds though!

What is your most significant food ritual, which you missed?
Cooking dinner for my wife and kids, instead I spent the night at my Alma Mater The Inn at Bay Fortune co-hosting a sustainable seafood dinner

What shoes did you wear and why?
I generally live my life barefoot but reluctantly put on some sandles once I jumped into the kitchen to prep and serve our big dinner

Who committed your ultimate food pet peeve, and what was it?
All over Canada folks stuffed themselves with food with no regard to where it came from or how it was produced. I’m proud to be a part of a growing community of chefs committed to raising awareness about sustainably sourced, ethically produced food

What promise did you break?
I try to jump on the yoga mat every day but missed my chance today, I think I more than made up for it though by running flat-out for 5 hours of intense service

One thing you did to build your dream?
Prince Edward Island is a chef's paradise, today I had a chance to welcome an old friend to the island and share our incredible island with him for the first time

What time and in which city did you go to sleep?
Midnight in Fortune, Prince Edward Island with my beautiful wife, 3 kids, 2 dogs and a cat all sound asleep before me!
Feedback From - Jon Belinski
August 20 2014

Today we take a look into a Day In The Life of the greatJon Belinski.


What are you best known for?
Director of Photography in television industry

What day of the week are you telling me about and in which city?
Saturday in Tampa, FL/Saturday Night Philadelphia, PA/ Sunday morning into Manhattan (NYC). Was one long day!

What time did you wake up and tell me about the first 5 minutes?
Woke up 3:30 am. Hit snooze but 1 min later was awoken by hotel wake up call (backup plan)

Which 3 songs would best fit as a soundtrack on that day?
"I'm so tired" the Beatles
"I'm So excited" Pointer Sisters
"Long Day" Matchbox 20

Most memorable things you put in your mouth?
Delta Airlines mixed nuts, Geno's Philly cheesesteak, Home Depot sausage (really)

Who did you share it with?
My shirt.

One thing you wish you could change about that day?
The Home Depot Sausage

What is your most significant food ritual, which you missed?
Having morning coffee.

What shoes did you wear and why?
Nike xtrainers (comfort first)

Who committed your ultimate food pet peeve, and what was it?
Eating a sausage in the car while driving. I have only myself and insane schedule to blame.

What promise did you break?
Told my fiancé I would try and "normalize" my work schedule. A 26 hour day probably was a promise breaker.

One thing you did to build your dream?
Became bi coastal 4 years ago (split time in NYC and LA)

What time and in which city did you go to sleep?
4am in NYC Sunday morning
Feedback From - Ricardo Curtis
August 13 2014

Today, we get to take a look into a Day In The Life of animation veteran and President of House Of Cool, Ricardo Curtis.



What are you best known for?
Being expressionless.

What day of the week are you telling me about and in which city?
Tuesday in Dallas Texas.

What time did you wake up and tell me about the first 5 minutes
8:30am. I was wondering why the TV was still on because I set the sleep timer, then I wondered why hotel pillows are so fluffy that they hurt your neck, finally I thought about my presentation.

Which 3 songs would best fit your soundtrack for the day?
Let it Go
Don't worry be Happy
Life is a Highway
Three songs that people made fun of at dinner yesterday but now I can't get the songs out of my head today.

Most memorable thing you put in your mouth.
Steak frites from Neighborhood Services. The fries were the best part.

Who did you share it with?
Four directors and a couple of studio executives.

One thing you wish you change about that day?
I couldn't convince the South African limo driver to talk about apartheid.

What is your most significant food ritual, which you missed.
Eating at home with my wife and kids.

What shoes did you wear and why?
3/4 top Timberland walking shoes. Stylish, comfy and are wide enough that they can accommodate swollen feet from the plane.

Who committed your ultimate food pet peeve and what was it?
Had bread pudding for desert at lunch and it had lots of raisins. There is not place for raisins in anything in my world.

What promise did you break?
During my pitch to a few hundred people I ended up roasting a couple of the directors. They laughed but it was kind of mean.

One thing you did to build your dream?
Left a comfy job at Pixar to build my own studio.

What time and in which city did you go to sleep?
1:30am at home in Toronto.
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