I have been cooking all of my life. I started watching my Grandma, Pop Pop and Mom cook as a kid. I was fortunate that they had the patience and encouraged me in the kitchen . I worked in kitchens throughout school and was accepted to culinary school out of high school. Instead of pursuing a career as a chef, I went on to study management and declined culinary school. I continued to be passionate about food and would consider myself a foodie. I knew deep down that one day I would open a restaurant. It was more not of if, but when.
The idea of Scratch was born after a business trip to Portland, OR. I was amazed at the food scene that was there and the crazy food being made in trucks/trailers/carts. I would daydream about finding a way to bring what I saw, smelled and tasted in Portland to Indianapolis. 3 months after my Portland trip, I was laid off from my job. I can remember as I was being told I no longer had a job, I was very calm and a strange smile came over my face. Here I was, at the intersection of preparation and opportunity. One door was closing, but another one was opening. Since then I have slid all of my chips in the middle and present to you Scratch. This is my passion and I hope to share my passion with you.