Wrapping Caring with Pleasure

Nov 14, 2015

Wrapping Caring with Pleasure


2702993092_ac28a66423_bI have decided to hang up my “spurtle” and stop doing public food demonstrations.

I shall continue to pursue my passionate interest in beneficial lifestyle change and do my best to explain myself to whoever will listen.

My first public demonstration was a crepe suzette for a young couple at my father’s hotel in Sussex, England. I had a story to tell as I cooked tableside and a dish for them to taste. I even got a good tip!

At fifteen year of age I had my appetite whetted for more!

Today my rough assessment allows me to say, with confidence, that I have done at lease two thousand public demonstrations, including one thousand episodes on television.

I have loved every moment and am amazed about how good it feels to have a story to tell and a dish for someone to taste…and enjoy.

The in-between times have not always been easy or fun but the moments during which the meal takes shape has been magical (at least for me!)



  1. Jon L. Says: November 28, 2015 10:11 am

    Chef Kerr,

    Cooking Thanksgiving leftovers yesterday I remembered what got me excited about learning how to cook over 20 years ago. I was nine when I first started watching your show and while I loved the way you taught the audience your techniques, I was captivated by your energy and passion. There seems to be countless cooking shows these days but I will always hold them to the standard that you set decades ago. I simply wanted to thank you for helping me discover the world of cooking and congratulate you on such a decorated and enriching career. You will always be someone I think fondly of and I wish you the best.

    Lastly, I want to offer my condolences regarding Treena. Coincidently, my wife is also named after a tree and I was so touched by your words. I can only hope my wife and I are as lucky as you and her to have such a long and loving marriage.

    Thank you again for sharing your gift and providing me with a love of the kitchen. Take care and be well,
    Washington DC

  2. Mike Fenwick Says: November 29, 2015 1:57 pm

    What? No more sloshing about?

  3. Daniel Comp Says: December 2, 2015 11:41 am

    I had to google “spurtle”!

    “The spurtle (or “spirtle”) is a Scots kitchen tool, dating from at least the fifteenth century. It was originally a flat, wooden, spatula-like utensil, used for flipping oatcakes on a hot griddle.”

    Ahhhh. Sad, and also exciting. The boat and water adventures are sure to bring many people to share stories and wisdom with. I for one, hope to see you out there!

  4. Jean N Sozio Says: December 22, 2015 4:20 am

    I second the comment of Jon L above – Bravo! and Halleluiah!

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