I often feel that I was somehow born under a lucky star as far as my career goes, because I was fortunate enough to be born and raised in one of the world's most respected hubs for food and wine, Sonoma County, California, or "The Wine Country" as it's known. My intuitive interest in food began around age 5, out of nowhere it seemed. It wasn't until culinary school that I really began to understand, appreciate and grasp the little slice of culinary heaven that I just so happened to have come from. It was because of my fortunate place in the world, that I was able to thrive in my culinary career. I never take for granted the incredible opportunities I have been given, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experiences with you. 

EXPERIENCE, ACCREDITATION AND ACCOLADES

BUSINESS ATTRIBUTES

  • FULLY LICENSED AND INSURED
  • FOOD SAFETY MANAGER CERTIFIED
  • 24/7 ACCESS TO MY OWN RENTAL SPACE IN A FULLY LICENSED AND EQUIPPED COMMERCIAL KITCHEN (SKYHAWK VILLAGE COMMISSARY - SANTA ROSA, CA) 

EVENTS

  •  Regular Guest Speaker on “Food Product Development” at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena 
  • Taste of Sonoma
  • Wine Country Que
  • Sonoma Marin Fair - Chef Demonstrator
  • Macy's Union Square - Chef Demonstration with Chef Tyler Florence
  • Sonoma County Harvest Fair - Baking and Pastry Judge


IN THE MEDIA

BUSINESS



    


PAST EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • John Ash & Co., Elaine Bell Catering, Bay Leaf Restaurant in Napa, Assistant Producer of “Mouthful” with Chef Michele Anna Jordan and Executive Chef of the Inn at Occidental.
  • Associate of Occupational Studies – California Culinary Academy Le Cordon Bleu – San Francisco CA – 2003 - Food and Wine Pairing Honors and “Special Recognition” Award
  • Culinary Arts Degree - Santa Rosa Junior College – 2001


GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY

  • Canine Companions
  • Food For Thought
  • Sonoma County Bites
  • Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County
  • KRCB TV-22