Part two is where we learn a little fact we otherwise wouldn't know about our featured subject. Whether it's about their childhood or hobbies, I usually stumble across some insight that causes me to respect them even more. In the case of Marc Johnson, I get the story behind his nickname, Moki.
I always prefer that you begin at the beginning, which means clicking here for part one.
Then you can power through the second part with ease.
We saw you studied to be a sculptor in school. What changed your mind and caused you to be a chef?
I have always loved working with my hands, and when I didn't get into business school I decided to go the art route. It gave me a sense of freedom. I couldn't paint or draw, but I was good at sculpting. It was sort of a natural fit, because as a chef, you are kind of a sculptor as well. Also, at the time, Moki's Open Kitchen was in full swing, and I was really able to imagine a future on the culinary side, so I opted to go that direction instead.