I was trained in French technique, studied cooking for a semester in Italy, and worked at a farm to table restaurant with Asian influence. Let's say I love it all! I am looking to take on a full-time client (3-5 days per week).
I have always loved cooking (I had the kind of family that spent a lot of time in the kitchen), but it wasn't until my college years that I really got into cooking. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I learned the art of cooking for large groups. During undergrad, I studied abroad in Florence, Italy where I took cooking classes at Lorenzo Di Medici. I chose to go to Florence for the cooking program and I soon learned that Florence is the best food city in the world. I proceeded to eat my way through Italy, thanks to the abundance of amazing restaurants and food markets. Although I had a passion for food, I chose to get a desk job with my communications degree following graduation. I landed a marketing job at an agency located in Chelsea Market and I found myself more interested in what was going on in the market than at my desk. I decided to follow my passion, so I quit my job and I began my formal culinary training at the Institute of Culinary Education.
Following culinary school, I gained further experience from:
Prosciutto, Ginger and Brussels Sprouts
Medjool Dates wrapped in bacon
Carrot Avocado Salad
Duck Confit tartlets
Babaganoush and Pita bread
Pecorino and pear ravioli
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