I love to cook, but I love to eat more. Luckily I get to do both for a living.
The Longer Version:
I wish I had started to blog about my culinary adventures sooner. If you ask my high school friends, they’ll tell you I wouldn’t stop talking about food as early as the 9th grade. It wasn’t until 8 years later I fed my passion in San Francisco at Culinary School. And now, 8 years since Culinary School, I am immortalizing all my food adventures on this blog. I have always loved to cook and entertain for my friends and family, but never thought of it as a career until after college. Thankfully I have found my knowledge and love for food a lot more useful in daily life than my degree in Anthropology!
Since culinary school I have worked as a Chef for a small Cuban cafe, as an Event Planner for a catering company, as a Front of House Manager for an upscale California Cuisine restaurant, and most recently as a Catering Chef for a locally owned restaurant and catering company in my hometown of Reno, NV. After living in San Francisco, Portland, and Denver, it has been an interesting transition moving back to Reno. Since the food scene here is much smaller, it has fueled me to cook more at home and experiment with new cuisines and ingredients. My background in cooking however, still lies in lighter, healthier dishes that use seasonal ingredients as much as possible. In this blog you will find my triumphs and failures with new recipes, rants and raves about the culinary world, and most likely what I am putting in my mouth on a daily basis.