The Beauty of Community over Competition - Celebrating the life of Nicci Sylvester

I have always been a firm believer that when a community of people come together the world heals a little more.

This past Sunday, December 9th, 2018, I had the honor of attending an an event to celebrate the life of Nicci Sylvester. This event was so incredible, and unlike any event I’ve ever seen. Chefs from the same city, located not blocks from one another, came together and devoted their time and expertise to celebrate Nicci’s life, and support her family and loved ones.

Seeing everyone work together in harmony, regardless of competitive factors was one of the most heart-warming things I’ve seen in a while. With modern day technology, it’s so easy to get caught up in the world of finance and competition, especially in the world of business. So much so, that sometimes we forget that we wouldn’t be here without the community around us.

At this event, there wasn’t an ounce of competition in the room. Everyone was united, sharing memories and giving support to one another. I had the opportunity to document the love + kinship from this day, and I can say with 100% certainty, when this community comes together, the world heals a little more.

I want to extend a personal thank you to all of the business’ that chose to partake in this event. You have beautiful souls and were an absolute joy to work with. I’m grateful to know you.