By The Numbers: Brian Kachinsky

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We’ve written down 100 random questions and assorted topics, all of which are unbeknownst to our victims. We will be asking people to pick 20 random numbers from 1-100 and then supplying them with those questions/topics to answer. Who knows what might come up!?!?!

Up next is Chicago’s own Master Baker, Brian Kachinsky.

Yesterday – breakfast lunch and dinner?

-Breakfast: a banana and a coffee in the airport lounge
-Lunch: Oatmeal
-Dinner: A lamb sausage, sweet potato tots and a couple beers (with Harrison Boyce, Andrew Brady and Tim Burkhart) A nice “welcome back” to Chicago meal since I was in China for the past week.

What would you be doing professionally right now if you weren’t doing what you are?

I’m not sure exactly what I would be doing. Probably something to do with my business degree from college. I guarantee whatever I’d be doing I’d love it though. I usually don’t settle for things I don’t love doing.

Best halloween costume you have worn?

I think “cowchinsky” was pretty good. (a cow outfit complete with an empty milk jug which I filled with other beverages the entire night)

Top 5 all time favorite movies in order:

-Forrest Gump (the dude did everything casually and stayed humble despite several accomplishments throughout his life)
-Any documentary
-Old School
-Surviving progress

What has been an “ahh-ha! ” moment in your life?

My first time to Europe. It was a huge eye opener. There’s a huge world out there to learn about and explore.

What keeps you awake at night?

This interview is keeping me awake right now. It’s Friday night at 11:30pm and I keep getting texts from friends to go out but I think the sense of urgency to party on the weekends isn’t as intense as other people’s because I don’t live for the weekend. With my job I can party on a random Tuesday night if I really want to. I feel so fortunate to do what I do. I can party on Friday night when I’m old and can’t ride anymore. That’s not to say I don’t party or have fun, I just keep a limiter on it. I love what I do and am happy, no need to wash away the week. It is fun to do sometimes though. Balance is key.

What could we find in your refrigerator right now?

Various types of hot sauce, almond milk, coconut water (thanks Zico), Redbull (Thanks Redbull), Sriracha, hummus, shrimp, eggs, kale, tortillas, beer, carrots and some other good stuff.

What would the title be of your autobiography?

“Live and learn but never forget to laugh”

Tell us something people don’t really know about you…

I was horrible at BMX when I first started riding. I had very little “natural talent”. That’s what drew me into it.

What are you most proud of?

The amazing people I’ve met and am constantly inspired by.

Who / what are your influencers in life – name five:

-My parents
-Anyone who is self-motivated or self-employed

Who are some people you enjoy following on Instagram?

Any photographer or anyone who travels.

If you had the chance to interview anyone in the world, who would you choose?

Richard Branson, Obama or any world leader or anyone who has been to space.

When was the last time you stepped in dog shit?

Last week outside my apartment.

Shower. Bar soap or loofah/liqui-soap combo?

Both, I like to make sure I’m clean and smelling decent.

What is the most random thing you have written off on your taxes?


When you travel, do you tend to travel light or over pack?

I think I have it down just perfect but underpacking is always a learning experience though. It makes you realize that you don’t really need much to get by.

How many apps do you have on your iPhone?

About 35.

Do you have a preferred method for preparing your coffee?

Coffee maker. Thanks Kevin Porter for always keeping me stocked with Chicago’s finest locally roasted coffee.

What was the last thing you bought?

A pack of gum. I love gum.

What was the last thing you watched online?

An instructional video on applying for a Russia visa. I’ve done it before but forgot a few steps…needed a refresher course.

3 responses to “By The Numbers: Brian Kachinsky”

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  3. That is true for funding recommendation as well.

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