A Man Needs A Workshop

Hi, I’m Scott Herrick and welcome to Culaccino. I’ve called this site my culinary workshop as a fond reminder of the thousands of hours I spent in a woodworking shop with my dad growing up in Ohio.

I don’t have the luxury of that workshop here in Switzerland, but the concepts are the same as cooking–sourcing great raw materials, having tools at the ready, building skills over many years, and the creativity and persistence to deliver a finished product.

Dad's Ohio Workshop
Dad’s Ohio Workshop
On the set of BBC's Saturday Kitchen learning from Chef Jose Pizarro
Learning from Chef Annie B in the gastro paradise of Vejer, Spain
In Williamsburg, VA with Mom and Fred learning from the late Chef John Gonzales

What's In A Name?

Culaccino is the Italian word for a wet mark left on a table by a (wine) glass.

Some Things About Me

      • I’ve been living in Zurich, Switzerland for more than 20 years, and originally I’m from Ohio, USA.

      • I work full time as a leader in digital transformation and change management in financial services, and going way back, I spent the first 10 years of my career as a software engineer.  I did my undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science at Ohio State University and later a Global Executive MBA from IESE in Spain (with studies in Barcelona, Silicon Valley, and Shanghai). I write about organizational transformation and executing strategy at Captured Value.

      • My other passion is triathlon and endurance sports and I’m a certified IRONMAN triathlon coach and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  I have been a triathlete since 1993 and has since completed multiple IRONMANs, marathons and shorter distance events.  After a decade away from racing, I will be eating my own dog food and taking the same guidance I give to athletes with my own Project 2023: Building the Healthy Middle Age Man.  (Full plan coming to my blog Slow Beast in January, 2023.)

      • On weekends when I’m not in the kitchen, I can be found outside in the nearby Alps, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing with my partner Emily.

    My Other Sites

    Strategy For Athletes & Coaches

    Strategy For Organizations

    A Blog For My Own Fitness & Health