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Celebrating Our People: BRIAN KACINKO

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The “Celebrating Our People” series is aimed at highlighting the many talented employees that make up Proof of the Pudding’s teams across the southeast. We hope you enjoy learning more about our hospitality and culinary POPstars!


BRIAN KACINKO
Executive Chef at the Douglasville Conference Center

POP:  Thanks for the chat today Chef! Share with us, what is the one piece of advice you would share with others at the beginning of their hospitality/catering career?
BRIAN: You have to give your all to this job and be very dedicated if you want to succeed. Also find a partner in life that doesn’t mind if you have to work weekends!

POP: What values would you say have shaped your life?
BRIAN: The values that have shaped my life are friendships, curiosity, happiness, loyalty, love and stability.

POP:  What was your favorite meal as a kid growing up?
BRIAN: My mother’s sausage and peppers. I always got very excited when she told me we were having that for dinner.

POP:  Who in your life has influenced you the most?
BRIAN: Both sets of grandparents were big influences in my life. They taught me a lot of values that I still hold on to today.

POP:  What is your favorite song lyric or inspirational quote?
BRIAN: It’s from The Beatles’ All you Need is Love:
“There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done / Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung / Nothing you can say, but you can learn how to play the game / It’s easy / All you need is love”

POP: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
BRIAN: I have made TWO hole in ones playing golf!

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