Logo orange

Stephen Rudl

Skaneateles, NY, United States

Maybe Accepting Guests

Last login about 1 month ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Stephen's full profile. It's free!

View Full Profile

Overview

  • 28 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • person chef/ bartender/ farm manager...
  • college, highschool, living life
  • From Skaneateles.NY
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to make a couchsurfing world cookbook and to cook in every continent

ABOUT ME

Steve or Stephen im not to picky..born and raised in Texas. Moved to a farm in NY when i was older and then I graduated from Johnson and wales university with a degree in culinary arts in Charlotte,NC .I love to cook. Been bar-tending and working as a chef in Charlotte for the past 4 years... went out to Utah Came back married, now work in the oilfields to profide the time off I need to suport my adventurous and culinary ways/dreams .

.i have been living in park city,Utah for the winter with my newly married wife that that I met 2 winters befor from peru.. Are plan is to head back after the winter to New York and help attend ny family's homestead. Aka farm. We grow Hops, strawberrys, garlic, raise chickens and have huge gardens . Would like to down the road to start up a CSA farm on our land...

Id like to say im of the adventure type...i don't mind not having a plan and just going with the flow..some people say im all over the place..i call it spontaneous...Im one of the most down to earth people u will probably meet and get to know.

long term plan...when im 35, is to buy the largest sailboat i can..45 + foot boat and start heading south and see where that gets me..but in till then i have a couch ..

Sunny days make me happy; so does good conversation,good food and great wine. :)

PHILOSOPHY

Before you know what you want to do in life..figure out what you DONT want to do first> i don't want to be stuck behind a desk, or in a room for the best years of my youth while i can be traveling the world and living/enjoying life to its fullest...

"May you have the hindsight to know where you've been, The foresight to know where you are going, And the insight to know when you have gone too far”

"Dont worry...be happy.." Billy bass fish on the wall

"Nothing made by man is more beautiful than a sailboat under way in fine weather, and to be on that sailboat is to be as close to heaven as I expect to get. It is unalloyed happiness." - Robert Manry "to be or not to be...that is the question"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

by offering up my couch to visitors and bestowing others knowledge and skills in the art of cooking and mixology and farming

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

the 18 hour layover is Portland,OR and met some great guys.. Jon and his roommate ona crazy lastmin bar craw through the streets of portland ot wind up in a dive bar/ rasta jam session!! love the street food..and the pbj fries are killer!

touring Truljilo, peru with abraham and finding the BEST cebecharia i have ever had..

going out drinking to 3 am in the morning with a group of aussies and forgetting where my condo was and losing the keys.....lol

Traveling to the french alps with 4 strangers snowboarding and having one of the best weeks of my life..

Bicycling in Holland and playing board games in the park..

bar hoping in Copenhagen with bikes and blowing a chain on the bike in the rain...

hiking Crowders mountain with 3 couch surfers i just met the day before

Meeting up and traveling with couchsurfers in Jamaica and having some of the best weeks of my life..

Interests

I kite surf, windsurf, scuba,fly,climb ,Snow board,bike,hike,wake board and play soccer . I enjoy cooking,nightlife, old cars,motorcycles,pubs,dive bars,traveling I love being on the water,in the woods or on the beach.one of my main passions in life is Snowboarding. There is a feeling of freedom when you are sitting on the top of a mountain that is simply priceless. All the worries, all the stress goes away when you stare at the world from the top of a mountain.visited 18 states (8%)Create your own visited map of The World or jurisdische veraling duits?

Music, Movies & Books

movies : some of my favorites, Inception,shutter island, waterworld,catch me if you can, notebook,The matrix,Lincon Lawyer, top gear,love and other drugs ect.. to many to list..

music : I grew up in the country so im a fan of good country music,clasic rock and dance music.. I use to play the saxophone so im still in touch with jazz and R&b. I kind of like all types of music.

books : the one im currently reading Think and Grow Rich by Neapolitan Hill

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Buys a lobster and 3 red snappers for 3 dollars on a beach with my Jamaican family!

Teach, Learn, Share

where to start hmm....grew up on a 153 acre Horse farm and a lake..so i guess u can say i learned a little about everything. .. I can teach you how to Snow board,windsurf,wakeboard,sail, work on cars, remodel, paint,how stuff works.. However the newest addition is is finishing culinary school . Johnson and wales university.so i know how to cook very well :) ..and i love teaching others..that is my passion.

what i want to learn?.I started Spanish a while ago but lost it..and now i have a rekindled fire to become fluent..also i love learning local food specialties from around the word or from around the block.. teach me.

The only bad day someone can have is when they don't learn something new..

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Saint Lucia, Sweden, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Hungary, United States

Join Couchsurfing to see Stephen's full profile. It's free!

View Full Profile