Well you can tell by the smile on my face that I sure love what I do. And I was doing it in one of my favorite places - more on that later.
For almost 30 years I have been bringing the gospel of food love to folks everywhere. From restaurant and catering kitchens to home kitchens, indoor and outdoor classrooms, farms to farmers markets, corporations and small businesses, I've had the joy of interacting with people in so many different settings. My career has been an amazing evolution of learning and experiences.
I learned classic culinary skills and techniques in professional and educational kitchens. I was fortunate to have incredible mentors and teachers in both. They provided me with a solid foundation and springboard from which to explore my creativity. Certifications in nutrition and holistic healing, human behavior, spirituality and mind-body practices give me a unique perspective and approach to food and wellness.
For the past 18 years I've had the absolute joy and privilege of nourishing and nurturing folks as a private chef, preparing healthy, delicious meals for all of their special and everyday occasions.
I am deeply passionate about local food, farming and agriculture. Farmers markets are my happy place (see photo above). It is more than just food. It's the community we create there and become a part of. This connection to the earth and each other sustains us - literally and figuratively.
I adore meeting and cooking for people, and I feel blessed to share my passion with them. I am inspired every day. My work is truly a labor of love.