FAIRFIELD — Homer White works in a kitchen and it’s a good match, since White’s love of cooking takes his mind off the pain he still feels in the aftermath of two spinal surgeries.
He is a sous chef at Chez Soul Southern Cuisine in Fairfield. He does food preparation for the chef and he barbecues. His back pain is no longer keeping him out of the work force.
“To be able to get up and go to work every morning after 19 years – the pride, the joy I have, I can’t explain it,” the soft-spoken White said. “I feel like a new man, a new creature.”