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Professional cook retires, and keeps on cooking at home

When Brian Marshall began his business as a personal chef and caterer, the culinary world was not new to him. He started cooking at age 10. “Both my dad and mom worked so when we got hungry I cooked. Started working in a restaurant when I was 14.”

Almost a year ago Brian retired from the United States Coast Guard where he had served for 30 years. For the first 15 or so years his cooking skills were shared and appreciated from coast to coast and from the south to Alaska. “I’ve been a chef for seven different admirals. When high-ranking officers lived on military bases, this type of service was available. For two years I did some cooking at the White House. We were called in when needed.”

Recalling some of his experiences Brian said, “We were in a C139 flying over Alaska and I was preparing a meal for the several dignitaries from Washington who were aboard.” During these years Brian decided to obtain business licenses, so he could continue in the food service business on his own d...

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