Scattered, Smothered & Covered

Scattered, Smothered & Covered
I know it’s been at least three months since my last blog and it’s not because of laziness, but actually largely due to my scatter brains.  This past year I stepped down from working as a full time chef in busy kitchens to spend more time with my wife, family and friends.  This is something I ...

Food Trucks, Festivals & Leftovers

Food Trucks, Festivals & Leftovers
Almost two years ago my girlfriend (now my wife) and I opened a food truck and catering business, Alfresco Mobilista, in Columbia, SC.  The summer prior we watched the great Food Truck Race on the Food Network and realized “We could totally do this!”  I was working as a chef at a local restaurant working ...

Shit Yea Daddy

Shit Yea Daddy
A few years ago I was the Chef de Cuisine at a local restaurant and we had a prep cook named Curtis who is one of the coolest Cats ever!  His nickname is “Daddy,” which is what he calls all guys while reserving “Boo” for all gals.  He has this aura about him of a 1970′s ...

Out With The Old, In With The New! 7/16/2013

Out With The Old, In With The New! 7/16/2013
Out With The Old, In With The New! This is something that I have been accustomed to here in the past few years as I have been a bit of a journeyman.  I moved back home to Columbia about 6 years ago on a whim to appease an ex-wife but saw her move back to ...

Cooking and Blogging Part I, Scene I, Take 3000 1

Cooking and Blogging Part I, Scene I, Take 3000
Cooking and blogging is a lot harder than I thought!  Last night as I was trying to post some pictures to my blog I lost everything!  I am a guy who chose this profession for the fact that I hate sitting at a desk behind a computer!!  But after many attempts, I finally got it right!  I ...

Welcome to Man Quest Food! A chef’s journey through the cooking world! 1

Welcome to Man Quest Food! A chef's journey through the cooking world!
Hello my name is Adams Hayne and my style of cooking is called a “Redneck Italian Married to a Mexican Sippin on Sake!”  The “Redneck” is me as I am from the south which represents the soul and flavors of that area.  The “Italian” comes from my training under a crazy Italian chef from South ...