You Will Be Inspired by the New Film THE WAY

Our profession is not a mere job, done for dollars. Rather it is a journey about life’s meaning learned along the way every day.

Now there is an outstanding new movie, The Way, starring Martin Sheen and directed by his own son, Emilio Estevez shares that experience step by step, frame by frame.

Sheen plays a busy corporate father - too busy to be a father. On learning that his only son has died while walking the pilgrims’ path on Spain’s famed Camino de Compostela, Sheen’s character Tom decides to complete the journey to honor his lost son’s memory.

Among the way, among the welcoming plates and glasses of Spanish food and wine that he’s offered, the grieving father finds more the past, he finds the very ingredients of meaning that are sadly missing in his own life.  

Those of us who have spent a lifetime within the industry know that what we do is about more than mere profit or product produced.

It is about an alchemy that involves our very lives, the meaning of our days well spent – a magic made from the everyday, dish by dish, choice by choice. Like the pilgrims in the movie The Way, we also walk a path of discovery, a journey of exploration that in the end is about who we have chosen to become through the amazing medium of our profession.  

Your Culinary World copyright Ana Kinkaid/Peter Schlagel 2011