Hello! Thanks for stopping by. I am a chef, author, recipe developer, and holistic wellness consultant with a focus on highly-creative, health-driven, and wildly flavorful food.
For as long as I can remember, the intersection of food, culture, and innate wellness has fascinated me. Raised in a family full of inspired cooks and culinary entrepreneurs, the world of food became my home at an early age. My parents loved to cook and entertain, so the kitchen was quickly understood as a place of social agreement, kinship, and, for me, internal stability. No matter what was going on around me, this one room was my ultimate sanctuary.
During the height of the original technology boom, I was lured into the seemingly glamorous world of high-tech. While an unforgettable adventure, making far more money than I was probably rightfully owed at the time, the world of food called me back home.
I have appeared on Food Network, and in the James Beard Foundation's JBF Notes. My work has been featured in Shape.com, Edible Marin and Wine Country, and Slow Food, among others. My first book, The Modern Salad, released in August 2016 (Ulysses Press).
I hold a B.A. in Media Arts/Digital Media and I'm currently completing my M.S. in Holistic Nutrition.
What inspires me: natural beauty, vivid colors, salty air + big waves, travel, starry nights, pilates + yoga, the intuition of the human body, hiking (very) tall mountains, and learning how other people live.
While based in the San Francisco Bay Area, projects and clients worldwide are of interest to me.