On the Line: Bob Brown of Spudrunners, Part Two
Photo by Mary Pastrana
Our interview with Bob Brown continues as he calls while I'm en route to the dentist. After verifying his seriousness over some of his responses, I mentioned the tall tales told by his Spudrunners team in part one. Today's segment involves family; and by family I mean his wife, son, father and dog. Check out how his non-food skills keep our conversation going in today's On the Line.
When you're not in the kitchen cooking, what are you doing?
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Orange Park Acres in the City of Orange.
Don't make my wife mad!
What's your favorite childhood memory?
The day my dad brought home a brand new Yamaha 50CC motorcycle when I was 5-years old. My dad used to work at Yamaha Corporation.
Favorite Halloween costume:
Well, I'm not a big Halloween fan. However, this past year, my son, Jack made himself a "Jack in the Box" costume which I thought was awesome!
What were you up to five years ago?
I was a sales manager at a high performance boat company because I was burnt out of the restaurant industry. [Editor's Note: Brown's work experience includes stints working for Wolfgang Puck and Lone Star Steakhouse.]
Christmas because I like to see the smiles and excitement on my kids' faces.
How are you related to Justin?
I'm not. The last name is a fluke. He's Asian, and I'm Caucasian.
Last book you read.
Hunger Games; my wife MADE me read it. . . . I actually really liked it!
When you use the internet, what's on your homepage?
Square Up because I want to see my credit card transactions. Money, money, money!
Last thing you looked up/searched online:
Dog licensing fees, because my dog just got caught by Animal Control. Darn dog!
Do you have any skills that are non-food related?
I have a great personality and a gift of gab.
What would you be doing if you weren't in this business?
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