When you think of the culinary industry, chances are technology isn’t at the forefront. As more and more become open to adoption technological advances, emerging segments begin presenting highly lucrative opportunities for culinary entrepreneurs. Segments such as “food e-commerce” or “food analytics” are quite literally growing stronger by the day. Whether companies are streamlining inventory management, connecting buyers and suppliers, or in the case of BlueCart, doing all the above, we are in midst of exciting times.
David “Big Swole” Rose is a celebrity biker, chef, caterer and a food columnist. Since graduating culinary school in 2006, David has accomplished more in the last decade than some do in their entire career. As he says, “I’ve always had a thirst for growth.” Through the years, he’s been able to combine his passions to create unique lifestyle events, while simultaneously acting as a brand ambassador.
The “biker chef” is also a culinary partner with the Big Green Egg Grill and a personal chef to many high profile and professional clientele. In addition, he’s also the creator of the “T.L.C. Experience: Tapas, Libations, and Cigars, and the designer and creator of SwoleNation Motor Clothing and Apparel.
In our interview for Entrepreneurial Chef Magazine, we zeroed in on what it’s like to be a culinary brand ambassador and how others can link up with popular brands to combine their passion for culinary and their desire to leverage a platform. David gives some incredibly valuable “how-to” tips and below is an excerpt of his interview with pointed advice for becoming a culinary brand ambassador.