I’m Daniel Trzcinski a professional chef and musician and the creator of the unique, engaging Cooking and Chords experience where you can be a guest at your own party without the stress or mess.
I truly believe that food and music are nourishment for our bodies and souls and are a huge part of living a fulfilled life. I also believe that being a servant to others is one of the most impactful ways to show love.
My passion for cooking was inspired by my Sicilian grandmother at a very young age. Sunday dinners at Grandma's house were always magical events. It was a time when our big family (cousins, aunts, and uncles) could get together to love on one another and catch up. It really helped us to strengthen our bonds. Our family’s most precious memories were centered around grandma’s table, and we will hold those memories forever.
Those experiences, and my love for food, brought me to Johnson and Wales College where I graduated with a Culinary Arts Degree. After Culinary school I worked in the industry for a few years learning and honing my skills. At the age of 28 I opened my first restaurant, then a few years later added another one. I have since sold the restaurants and now I have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of young people every day as a high school Culinary Instructor.
I started Cooking and Chords to be able to impact other peoples’ lives with my God given gifts of being able to cook, sing and play guitar. Serving and entertaining others makes me very happy and fulfilled. I have been very fortunate to have experienced the profound effect that food and music had in my life and the memories it helped to create, and I want to help others to have the same experiences.