My love for food and cooking has always been a part of who I am and I find continuous inspiration through sharing this love with others. My life’s beginnings took place in a small Ohio town, just outside of Cincinnati, where my childhood passion turned into big city dreams at a young age. In 2002, I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris with a diploma in French cuisine.
Upon graduation from culinary school, I continued my education through a combination of work experience with a variety of upscale catering companies and extensive international and domestic travels which enabled me to enhance my knowledge of regional and cultural fare.
In 2007 I developed my passion further as I moved to Napa Valley, gaining a rich appreciation for local sustainable cooking and the respected art of viticulture. Shortly after my time in Napa I relocated one last time to Northern New Jersey where I am now settled with my husband and daughter, doing what I love as a Personal Chef.