Five Minutes With… a Chef |

Five Minutes With… a Chef

Timekeeper: Phillip Yates
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Name: Jay McCaleb

Age: 41

Birthplace: Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to American parents.

Occupation: Chef.

How hard is it being a chef? You work with people everyday. It gets to the point where you don’t like people sometimes.

What made you want to be a chef? I spent 12 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. When I got out, I wanted to do something totally different.

When did you move to Garfield County? I moved here in October. Why? You could throw a rock a rock and hit a job.

First thing you’d buy after winning the lottery? I’d buy a house or have one built around here. I would also put money away and retire.

What do you do in your spare time? Video games.

Greatest accomplishment? My two children.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever received? You can never return home.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A Marine.

Any tattoos? No.

What’s the greatest invention of all time? Electricity.

If you only had three TV channels, what would you watch? Sci-Fi, History and Discovery channels.

If you could have three people over for dinner, who would they be, what would you serve and what would you talk about? Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. I would serve steaks and we would talk about all the changes in America in the past 50 years.


Movie: The “Star Wars” movies

Song: “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin

Breakfast Cereal: Corn flakes

Actor/Actress: Brad Pitt and Nicholas Cage.

Athlete: I don’t have one.

Sport to watch: Martial arts.

Food: Italian.

Place in the area: The Hot Springs Lodge and Pool in Glenwood Springs.

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