Phone: (803) 652-8100 EXT 46033
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Science Hospitality Management from American Public University Minor in Mathematics
A California native with over 30 years of hospitality experience and 9 years of teaching experience. This is my 3rd year at Silver Bluff High School.
I've cooked and served in Sacramento, Seattle, Monterey Bay, Carmel, and most recently, the Napa Valley. .
Personal passions include hand-made food with local and/or seasonal ingredients that celebrate the history and culture of where we live. Learning to be a great cook happens every day at every meal. Learning to enjoy foods from other cultures opens your world to the amazing people who love feeding others.
My most impactful work experience is my work at the restaurant called The French Laundry in Yountville, Ca. Very few places and people take restaurant work as seriously as they do. My absolute favorite restaurant to have worked at is REDD Restaurant, in Yountville, Ca. where I worked hard, had great fun, and met my husband, also an amazing cook. I wouldn't be where I am now as a cook without him and his support.
My greatest goal in life is to teach young people to see great cooking as something bigger than they might think it is.