Connor Pettibone (apparently not his real name, but it TOTALLY works for him!) is an up and coming star. Connor started his catering career almost 10 years ago, left to pursue the ski slopes less traveled, and finally found his true home at Epicurean in April 2012. Lucky for us, he may have left the industry for a bit, but he kept his same charming personality and delightful eagerness. We forced him to answer some questions for us. We’ll let you in on what makes Mr. Pettibone tick:
The Chive!!!! There is no better site to show how amazing people can be and how one small act of kindness can change someone completely.
What will we always find in your fridge?
What is one food that you refuse to eat?
Do you have a favorite holiday meal?
Penne Alfredo with Bacon – bacon being the key ingredient of course.
What do you serve to friends and family?
Spaghetti with a hearty meat and garlic marinara sauce and garlic bread.
What did you pack in your lunchbox as a kid?
Do you have an Epi food favorite?
Our green chili and cheddar polenta with the bistro coffee spiced short ribs.
What’s your favorite thing to make?
Do you have a favorite holiday food tradition?
Breakfast pizza and my mom’s homemade rolls.
What kitchen gadget do you love?
A corn shucker – I just like to say the name!
What is your favorite reality show obsession and why?
I loved Nitro Circus. I always dreamed of being the next Evil Kenevil so it’s a reminder that I still have some crazy shenanigans left to accomplish.
What would surprise us to learn about you?
As time consuming and as difficult as they are to plan, I love weddings. They just have so much joy surrounding them that it makes all the stress worth it in the end.
In this past year, what was your biggest accomplishment professionally?
Starting as a captain in training last May and being promoted enough in one year to become an event designer.
What’s been your favorite event and why of your career?
MCPN Green Tie Gala and the Matthew Sheppard Foundation. MCPN was my biggest event to date and was successful all the way around. Matthew Sheppard Foundation was just amazing! Having the opportunity to be even a small part of such an incredible organization and hearing Mrs. Sheppard speak was an experience I will never forget.
What is the one thing you’d like to accomplish in life – big or small?
I just want to be happy and satisfied with life when death makes its way towards me. A great man once said “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a ride!”
What’s something you’d hate to live without?
Favorite Pinterest board?
List one thing on your bucket list.
Learn to base jump.
Do you have a motto?
Don’t take life to seriously, nobody makes it out alive.
What do you wish you had known then that you know now?
Everything will work out in the end…….