I grew up in a household where food played a vital role. Whether it was simply a weeknight dinner, special birthday celebration or a family barbecue - we always seemed to be planning a menu, gathering groceries and cooking together in the kitchen. I was trained early on in my mother's kitchen how to transform simple, fresh ingredients into an experience.

I have spent many hours honing my skills in tiny kitchens in big cities - learning how to prepare international flavors in New York City, exploring fresh seafood in Boston and how to craft the perfect pecan pie in Atlanta. I spent a bit of time living far from great restaurants, which forced me to become even more educated and inventive in the kitchen. And finally after working in a cafe, 
I was inspired to bring my joy and passion for great meals to others' homes.

I am a member of the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA) and Slow Food Atlanta. I am certified in Food Safety by the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals.