Why is the site called Zen Can Cook? I had a nickname when I used to work the line in a high intensity restaurant kitchen, the executive chef would call me "Zen Chef" because I would never lose my 'cool' during dinner rush, even in the most chaotic situations. The nickname stayed with me and kind of defined the chef that I am today. I believe that good cooking starts when you shut out your kitchen inhibitions and allow yourself to make mistakes. My goal is to share with people that cooking should be more an enriching experience than a nerve-wracking process. When we cook, we're also working on ourselves.