DAVID W. LUKE RECOGNIZED AS A PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS BY STRATHMORE’S WHO’S WHO WORLDWIDE PUBLICATION
FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK, MARCH 31, 2017 David W. Luke of Sioux Falls, South Dakota has been recognized as a Professional of the Year for two consecutive years, 2016 and 2017, by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements for over 32 years in the culinary field.
ABOUT DAVID W. LUKE
Mr. Luke is the Cook/Chef at the Good Samaritan Society which is an assisted living facility providing geriatric and elderly care in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is responsible for overseeing the kitchen staff, preparing food for the executive staff, coworkers and other employees and is in charge of ordering and deliveries. Mr. Luke also serves as banquet chef at a local country club and trains new employees.
Born on September 6, 1969 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the oldest of 7 siblings, Mr. Luke has worked in the culinary field in numerous restaurants, hotels and cafes for over 32 years. His previous employers include Royal Fork for 2 years, Cracked Pot for 1 year, Playhouse Pizza for 1 year, the Sheraton Hotel for 7 years, Sirloin Stockade for 5 years, Coyote Canyon for 3 years and TGI Fridays for 7 years. He currently works at the Good Samaritan Society and the Minnehaha Country Club and has done so for more than 10 years.
Mr. Luke has participated in several cooking challenges and competitions for the Pork Producers, Feast of the Great Chefs and March of Dimes charity. He has previously taught cooking classes and participated in wine dinners. In addition, he enjoys catering for weddings and parties.
Not only does he enjoy his job, but Mr. Luke enjoys the customer service that goes along with the job and the many friendships he has made along the way. He continues to strive for bigger and better things and to develop and prepare new and exciting recipes.
Mr. Luke’s three children, Kelsey, Shanice and Jonathan, and four grandchildren, Dayton, Karsyn, Alexander and Severus also keep him busy with family activities. After 19 years, he has reconnected with his daughter, Ashley Marie. This occurred right after the New Year. It has been a joyous time getting to know one another, and is a work in progress. Family is extremely important to Mr. Luke and he wants all of his children to be well and taken care of so they can blossom into the wonderful flowers that he knows each one of them will be. In his spare time he enjoys reading, gardening, bike riding, travel, walking, boating, relaxing and cooking for friends and family.
Mr. Luke’s favorite quote is:
“You fall, you rise, you make mistakes, you live and learn. You’re human, not perfect. You’ve been hurt but, you’re alive – to breathe to think, to enjoy, and chase the things you love. Sometimes, there is sadness in our journey but, there is also lots of joy. We must keep putting one foot in front of the other even when we hurt. For we will never know what is waiting for us around the bend” – unknown
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