Bill William Patrick Poulin
Place of Birth:
5 brothers. Bob, Dennis, Ron, Jim, Rick
Children? If so, how many?
Son Jeffrey, Daughter Jenna
What made you chose your present job?
I started washing dishes early on at the age of 14. I have always looked up to the chefs in the kitchen; I then eventually worked my way up.
Describe an experience in your present occupation that has affected you deeply in some way.
Nothing really, just a chain of event that led me to my present position.
What did you do before?
Never done anything else much outside of the kitchen.
Who/What had the most personal direct influence on your life?
My father. He is a good man with strong moral and gave me the set of values that I have today.
What is one of your most embarrassing moments?
Told by the corporate executives that my cuisines are "rather traditional". That was the turning point of my career.
Is there anything you absolutely will not do?
There are a few. No cheating, lying and absolutely no sky-diving!
Do you have any tattoos?
Yes. I got the Arizona state flag tattoo on my right shoulder and a Yin & Yang symbol on my left shoulder.
At present, what is the most important thing to you?
Being a successful executive chef and a family leader.
What's your favorite‚Ä¶
Traditional French cuisine
I have given up on alcohol years before, I used to love Scotch, but now my favorite is coffee.
"7 Laws for Success" by Deepak Chopra
Rock & Rolls and the Blues!
The Godfather with The Monty Python and the Holy Grail coming in at a close second.
If you could have dinner with anyone (alive or dead) who would that be and why?
Bob Zapatelli. He was a good friend of mine who recently passed away. He is a friend who would really appreciate a good meal with a great pal.
What was your greatest triumph?
Hosting many large culinary events like Corporate Street Fair and the IACC corporate events.
What was your greatest failure?
Can't not satisfy this huge corporate client that was impossible to please.
What have you done that was considered "outstanding" in your chosen occupation by others in the same field?
I was an interim Executive Chef at a large, poorly staffed resort for 5 months. That job led me to my present position. In addition, being able to complete numerous large corporate events successfully.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
If you could be anywhere in the world, where would you be?
What's playing on your iPod?
Obscure blues artists like Jimmy Thackery, Bugs Henderson and Chris Duarte
If you could be a superhero, what super power would you want?
It's time for a second career, what do you choose?
I would open a cigar and coffee shop.
When your life story is made into a movie, who should they cast as you?
What's the best book that you have read in the past year?
Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success by Deepok Chopra , I try to read it annually
What's your hidden talent?
It must be deeply hidden, can't think of anything
Who inspires you?
John Lennon (Imagine, no problems, only solutions)
If you could trade places with anyone (living or from history ) for a week, who would that person be?
What is your favorite cause/charity?
Marian House Soup Kitchen (it's a food thing)
What do you do to stay healthy?
Constantly trying to lose 20 pounds