Bravos's Top Chef: Boston Season 12 Finalist

Bravos's Top Chef: Boston Season 12 Finalist

Food steers my life's journey.  After graduating from The Culinary Institute of America, I relocated to San Francisco and trained at three Michelin awarded establishments: Campton Place, Luce, and The Ritz-Carlton Dining Room.  I've sunken my roots to San Francisco, a lively city of beauty and creativity.  I'm always seeking the next food adventure whether it's visiting a local farm to understand where my food comes from, exploring the anatomy of a whole animal through butchery, or traveling to new destinations to deepen my culinary inspirations.  When I'm not in the kitchen, you'll find me at a concert, exploring the outdoors, or in the yoga studio.  Life is an adventure!  It's easy to be extreme, but balance is what I strive for in life and my cooking.




ACCOLADES 

- Bravo's Top Chef: Boston Season 12 Finalist  

- TRAINED AT THREE MICHELIN AWARDED RESTAURANTS: Campton Place, Luce, The Ritz-Carlton Dining Room

- TRAINED UNDER IRON CHEF WINNERS: Dominique Crenn and Ron Siegel

- TRAINED UNDER JAMES BEARD AWARDED CHEF: Craig Stoll of Delfina

- TRAINED UNDER JAMES BEARD FINALIST: Megan Garrelts 

- COURT OF MASTER SOMMELIER CERTIFIED

- FOOD HANDLER'S CERTIFIED

- GRADUATED TOP OF CLASS WITH HIGH HONORS, C.I.A.

EDUCATION

A.O.S. CULINARY ARTS

CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, Hyde Park, NY

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B.A. COGNITIVE SCIENCES

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, Irvine, CA

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PSYCHOLOGY

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, Santa Barbara, CA