Navigating My Post-Restaurant Pivot Has Been an Emotional Rollercoaster

Chef Elrod LLC, Marlboro, New York

The last year has been a wild ride of hope and disappointment as I have attempted to navigate an awkward pivot from running my brick-and-mortar restaurant to remote, virtual, freelance work as a recipe developer, food writer, and cooking teacher. There has been so much heartache, fear, and uncertainty. But despite the pain, there have been moments of inspiration, enthusiasm, and joy.

Pivoting from my restaurant wasn’t an option; I had to close....