While preparing lunch at age eight and after burning the noodles needed for the soup, I decided right there and then that I would learn all the ins and outs of cooking. This naturally led me to enroll in culinary school, where my culinary curiosity was encouraged and where my delight for menu planning and preparation developed. Since then I have worked in restaurants, private schools and households, retreat sites, and catering companies.
I have cooked for children, families, and individuals with autoimmune diseases or who are recovering from illnesses. My continued studies focus on healthy diets and nutrition, and the benefits of eating local and organic. Having lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years, my menus focus on locality and seasonality. Hence my cuisine is wholesome, nutritious, and colorful. My professional experience cooking in retreat centers has translated into being greatly comfortable at creating multicultural menus for all occasions, with a focus on vegan and vegetarian meals. And my travels to India, Asia, and Europe continue to inspire and inform my recipes.
For all these reasons, and after cooking professionally for over fifteen years, I have come to approach food as the vehicle for fostering strong communities, meaningful relationships, and personal health. It is my pleasure nourishing others and focusing my skills in planning and providing meals that are beautiful, delicious, and healthy.
Home cooked weekly meals prepared in your home and safely stored in your refrigerator. Meals consist of a three-portion entree and side dish. Service includes initial client consultation, a customized menu plan, grocery shopping, meal preparation and packaging complete with clear reheating instructions, and kitchen clean up.
Enjoy the company of your guests with a delicious menu tailored just for your party needs.
From mozzarella making to full course dinners, classes are fun, simple, and a great way to come together with friends.
A unique and delicious gift for newlyweds, housewarmings, birthdays, and any occasion!