Welcome to my table! I plan to serve up an assortment of new dishes designed for you my friends, whether young and eager to learn, working but wanting wholesome food or leisurely desiring to make some menu changes. With the release of my cookbook, Sharing the Table, A Northwest Chef Instructor’s Quest to Recreate Memorable Meals I look forward to sharing menus based on the book’s recipes, however I am also looking onward to begin exploring recipes that incorporate my core values of preparing sustainable, organic, locally sourced, in season, humanely-raised and nutritionally sound dishes.
The following information will tell you what I have done and the basis of my abilities to deliver:
I am a former chef instructor at Seattle Culinary Academy, Seattle Central Community College; Culinary Arts program at Spokane Community College; Seattle Center for Hotel and Restaurant Administration, Washington State University at Seattle; Leisurely Pursuit Cooking School in my home; and as cooking school coordinator and instructor for The Columbia Tower Club in Seattle over the past twenty five years. I am currently promoting my first cookbook, Sharing the Table, A Northwest Chef Instructor's Quest to Recreate Memorable Meals.
An honor’s graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and recipient of the Most Outstanding Student award of my class, an alumna and scholarship recipient of The School for American Chefs at Beringer Winery Graduate Studies with Madeleine Kamman, and a participant of numerous continuing education classes, professional cooking contests and culinary tours that span many years.
As firm believer in community service, I have participated in Share our Strength‘s Taste of the Nation Fundraisers in Seattle, Share Breakfast for the Homeless at Seattle First United Methodist Church, Common Meals Guest Chef, and Harvest Dinner Scholarship Fundraisers at Seattle Central Community College.