All Things ‘Foodie‘ Wise with Blind Chef Cafe Owner Craig Shanahan
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It was lovely to do our first LIVE Podcast with the charismatic Craig Shanahan, the proud owner of The Blind Chef Cafe/Dessert Bar having trained alongside Celebrity Chef, Sean Connelly – and he's super passionate about bringing awareness to the sight-impaired individuals in our society. In this episode, you will sense the strong Power Of Family (and Community), and how Craig's family (mum Sue, sister Amanda and brother Brendan in Queensland) all had a hand in Craig's  recovery and healing but also in shaping Craig's dream - to open up and manage a cool and trendy cafe/dessert bar in Greater Western Sydney!  Being a big foodie fan, I was really looking forward to this episode and the more I got to know Craig, the more I realised the strength and tenacity backing his daring dream.  Dreams are great, but if there aren't any loved ones around you to share these moments with, then they are nonsensical.  You will love the story behind Craig's bold and audacious dream. As Craig runs through his trials with serious health issues (which he is still dealing with today), I realise his resilience streak and pain tolerance is huge.  And even though his heart was close to stopping on one of the many occasions he was hospitalised, Craig has so much heart and he naturally touches everyone he comes into contact with, including his trusted friend and guide dog Rocko. Craig and his great Team have started the Christmas night time trade (Fri/Sat - BYO) and with a liquor licence eventually arriving, this will add another flavour for locals to enjoy a cocktail before going out OR pairing a delectable dessert and nightcap prior to heading home - all of this helping to bind together Craig's dream, and offering more 'bang for your buck' to the loyal community. For more information or if you are interested in supporting/joining Craig's Team, feel free to contact them on links below: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/thebccafepenrith

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/theblindchefcafepenrith/

Email:  contact@theblindchefcafe.com.au

Website: https://the-blind-chef-cafe-dessert-bar.myshopify.com/ *** Thank you for listening to our local and global guests of influence.  Merry Christmas and prayers for a Blessed, Happy & Joyful 2022 - we all deserve a great one!  Love, Marie 💛Xx Why I Am Still Standing Team

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