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.
Hardest lesson you've learned:
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?