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Published by Ali Tejeda
Why would anyone want to read my blog? I’m not sure yet but I have a lot to say. I’ve always been in service my whole life. Starting off in the working world as a young girl I worked as a waitress, in San Francisco my home, and Hawaii my second home. I married at 20 and two years later in 1977 my husband was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident. Following this my boss at the Montefusco’s Café in North Beach put me behind the bar to make more money to support myself. I wound up working for ten years as a bartender all over the city. During this time I also worked in catering at the De Young Museum and the Legion of Honor, and few other big catering companies. I cooked, served and tended bar for fantastic parties and events. After my grief faded, this stage in my life became the most profound time of making new and lifelong friends, and learning much about myself. I also had started dancing hula and dances of Polynesia when I moved back to San Francisco from Hawaii to marry in 1975. I danced under some great teachers, but the most important time of my dancing career was under the direction Raymoki Engler, a gifted choreographer. We formed Moemoea Polynesia and along with my hula sister Cecily Chow, we helped mentor many younger dancers that I am still close to today. They became my family and helped me to heal from the loss of my husband. I still dance and teach a few close friends, and I feel so blessed to have this history and knowledge to pass on to others. My next career came about when I was looking for a better job as a bartender in hotels and there was none to be found, but I was offered a concierge job. This was a wonderful transition for me. I started at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, and after a year I moved to the Saint Francis Hotel. Three years later I was hired as Assistant Chief Concierge to open the newly remodeled Palace Hotel in 1991. A year later I took over the Chief Concierge position and in 1993 I was accepted into the Les Clefs d' Or International Association for hotel concierges. This was an exciting time of my career, and I met many friends all over the world, some of who I am still friends with. I also started working part time at a ranch in Olema in West Marin County. I showed up one day grieving over the loss of my little dog Cheyenne and my four year relationship , and I rented a horse and went on a trail ride. The following weekend I was working there as a wrangler. I worked every Saturday for 3 years, feeding, grooming, saddling horses, cleaning stalls, and taking people for rides on the trails of the beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore. I was addicted! I couldn’t wait for Saturdays to ride so after work at the hotel I would go to Mar Vista stables nearby in Daly city and paid a monthly fee to ride any time I wished. This was destiny, because I met a man from Mexico who eventually became my husband. He didn’t speak much English and he was younger than me, but he could really handle a horse and we became friends riding together every day after work. After about a year of this I started to fall in love with him, but I couldn’t rationalize my feelings, because I was so much older than him and had so much more life experience but something brought us together and our souls were connected. Now, we have been married 19 years is and he is not only a wonderful husband, he is a great friend. We have our own horses at a ranch in Moss Beach, he manages the ranch, and has a successful horseshoeing business. In 2002 I sadly left the concierge profession and the hotel to be my own boss. I passed my real estate license and started a new career. I still have my license, but after 16 years in this business, I am ready to move on again. My journey into nutrition started really about four years ago when I was 60. I was still doing catering on my own and real estate, and I was ready for a change. I went to Tahiti with my dear friend Carol and it was life-changing. When I got back we started hiking I wanted to train to do a hike in Grand Canyon again. So we started hiking Montara Mountain every Saturday. This mountain is magical, which we discover so much about ourselves. I decided to meet with my friend who helped me with my website to make changes to my catering website, but when I it opened up my menu binder a little magazine clipping fell in my lap. It was from Bowman College for nutrition consultant. We both looked at each other and said this is perfect for my next step to incorporate nutrition with my cooking which I’ve always been passionate about. I began my search, looking into other nutrition schools to compare cost and curriculum. I also reached out to my tribe, the Chickasaw Nation who offers scholarships. I discovered they would pay $6000 if I were to get certified or some type of degree. Through my search I discovered Hawthorne University which is an online school, consisting of 16 courses for nutrition consultant and the cost was exactly $6000. So I signed up and started in April 2015. Now ending the ending of September I have just I have just completed nutrition course number 13. My plan is to complete my course in April 2019. Soon after starting my studies, I ran into one of my colleagues from the Palace hotel. She was one of my staff at the concierge desk, and now was the Chief Concierge at Cavallo Point lodge in Sausalito. She offered me a job, and although I wasn’t looking for one, I decided to take the opportunity and return to the concierge profession doing what I love, to help people. Now after two and half years in school for nutrition and coming close to the end, I started this blog to share my knowledge and my adventures. I hope you find what I write inspiring and I can help in some small way. Thank you for reading. Love Ali View all posts by Ali Tejeda