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Originally from the midwestern hub of Kansas City, I learned to love food and the art of cooking very early on from my foodie parents — American classics from my dad and vegetable-driven Asian cuisine from my Chinese mother. Extended study abroad stints throughout college only added fuel to my culinary fire, which ultimately lead me to New York City to attend the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts to pursue my passion for healthful, innovative cooking.

From Jean-George's Mercer Kitchen, straight into the private chef arena for the last eight years, while simultaneously discovering my culinary happy place as an instructor -- teaching people to cook simple yet creative food that emphasizes the importance of gathering around a table continues to be my most important work. I focus on a seasonal, fresh, subtly complex style of food preparation sourcing local and organic when possible.

I love teaching, but I balance my time between instruction and private clients fulfilling many, many different food needs. I am available for a variety of Specialized Services. If you have a culinary idea or desire, I can help you make it happen. 

It is my extensive international travel that inspires and motivates my longterm culinary evolution. 

I am now based out of Kansas City, MO. However, most of my private chef work takes me coast-to-coast and out of the country to feed my international clientele -- and quite often. 

 

"The most important ingredient for chefs of the future is culture".     -Massimo Bottura

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