Benjamin Garcia is one of the newest kids on the Epicurean block, and boy does he fit the bill. He sports a matching set of dimples, a quick laugh, and Capri Sun in the fridge. But under all of that contagious charm, you will find a savvy business guy who loves what he does and does it really well. In fact, he was recently awarded Manager of the Quarter by the head honchos at Epicurean Culinary Group. That Capri Sun really does the job!
Cream Soda or Vodka Press
What foods are overrated, in your opinion?
Lobster and Dim Sum
What is your favorite app?
Petite Naked Meatball
What is the one thing you always keep in your fridge?
What is the one thing you always keep in your freezer?
What is your favorite reality show obsession and why?
RuPaul’s drag race – it’s ridiculously funny
What would surprise us to learn about you?
I was a finalist in a local American Idol competition back in Texas
Do you have a favorite childhood meal?
What’s your favorite time of day?
Walking through the front door of my house and being greeted by my dog Riley
What brings you good luck?
My argyle socks
What do you nosh on after a long event?
Cheese and crackers
Do you have a go-to menu when entertaining at home?
Pork loin, cous cous, fresh bread, salad and dessert
What is one food that you refuse to eat?
Do you have a favorite Epicurean item?
Short rib with polenta
What’s your favorite thing to make?
Chile con carne over white rice
What’s been your biggest accomplishment this year?
Becoming an Event Designer at Epicurean – and I couldn’t be happier!
During your career, what’s been your favorite event? Why?
The Special Event Show & Conference: I met designers and event professionals and walked away with tons of new décor ideas
What do you wish you had known then that you know now?
That things are not always going to go as planned….and that’s OK
What’s something you’d hate to live without?
Do you eat breakfast?
Cereal and a granola bar
What is your favorite comfort food?
Chicken fried steak – YUM!!!
What is your favorite holiday food tradition?
Making hot cocoa with mom and sitting by the fireplace with my family
If you got to visit the kitchen of a famous person, who would you choose?
P!nk- because she’s awesome!!
List one thing on your bucket list.
Backpack through Europe for three months
What is your motto?
“It’s all part of the adventure”