Hospitality Industry Professional

New Orleanian since 2001

About Nate

"Challenges & Opportunities"

Raised in Washington, D.C., I moved to New Orleans on Sept. 1, 2001 in search of new opportunities and a challenge - moving here before the 9/11 Attacks provided plenty of both. From my first job in the hospitality industry with Emeril's Delmonico to my time as an Orleans Sheriff's Deputy, I am thankful and appreciative for New Orleans' dedication to providing everyone plenty of challenges & opportunities.

Creative Writing - Particularly In The Style of "Telenovela" - Has Always Been One of My Passions

In 2016, I began writing a screenplay in the style of "telenovela" popular throughout Mexico and Latin America. Originally titled, "Déjalos Comer Pastel" (Let Them Eat Cake), "Mundo Sin Fin" (World Without End) is the story of Doctor Elizabet Villalobos-LaBeija, the wealthy and controlling Matriarch of a wealthy New Orleans Mexican-American family. 

Traveling or "Getting Lost" Doesn't Scare Me. Actually, I Enjoy It.

In recent years, I have been fortunate enough to fulfill a goal of backpacking through Mexico in an effort to expand my language skills and  step out of my comfort zone. During my trip from CDMX to Coatzacoalcos, I find myself in a series of buses, cabs and interesting situations with only common sense and basic Spanish skills to get me through. #Challenged

About New Orleans...

Second line is a tradition in brass band parades in New Orleans, Louisiana. The "main line" or "first line" is the main section of the parade, or the members of the actual club with the parading permit as well as the brass band. Those who follow the band just to enjoy the music are called the "second line." The second line's style of traditional dance, in which participants walk and sometimes twirl a parasol or handkerchief in the air, is called "second lining." Source: Wikipedia

KIng Cake French Toast

Check out this great video! It's Mardi Gras time here in New Orleans and although you can't join us, you can definitely party and feast like us! Here is a great youtube video of how to make stuffed King Cake French Toast. It's a great recipe with regard to ease of use and taste. 

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Challenges & Opportunities