My passion for cooking started when I was 13 years old in my mother’s kitchen in Redding, CA. I remember turning a package of fresh strawberries into a delicious strawberry ice cream sauce with cinnamon and sugar. I was instantly HOOKED!! From there I began obsession over cooking shows on television and began experimenting with my own recipes.
In 2017 I auditioned for and was ultimately named the "14th Best Home Cook in America" by the FOX television show MasterChef by Chef Judges Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, and Aaron Sanchez.
From there I decided I wanted to become "classically French trained" in the field of Culinary Arts so I spent a year studying at the renowned Culinary Institute of America in California's Napa Valley. There I learned the classic French culinary fundamentals as well safety standards for the industry.
Today, my passion is bringing my food to the tables of others and teaching about the culinary industry, food and wine.