As a university student in the late 1970s and in need of extra money, I cooked in a farm-to-fork restaurant in Charlottesville, Virginia.
What started as a means to an end developed into a passion for all things food, and a career as a chef, working in haute cuisine. After years in the kitchen and behind the scenes as an assistant to the Vogue food writer, I segued into food styling and teaching. With the birth of my daughter, I walked away from the profession and for two decades, cooked for love, instead of money.
Eventually, after the end of my marriage, the sale of my home of 25 years, the deaths of my parents, and the launching of my daughter into real life, I found myself pondering my next episode... which lead to a stint as a private chef in New York. I have also had the fabulous opportunity to cook for select events in exotic locales – but more on that in the blog. Life has been challenging, exciting, exhausting and worth every minute.
Recently, I made a conscious decision to leave New York City after 30+ years and plot a new course in Richmond, Virginia – a move that allows me to work when I want, and travel the world. Join me on this crazy ride.