I specialize in preparing health-supportive meals cooked with integrity and fresh ingredients. I am inspired by each season to create meals suited to my clients' preferences, dietary requirements, nourishment, and pleasure. I accomodate many ways of eating including gluten free, keto, vegetarian, vegan, candida, paleo. My cooking style emphasizes fresh organic produce and local, sustainable meat choices when included in the client’s diet. I incorporate gluten free whole grains, herbs for bright flavor, healthy fats like coconut oil & grass-fed butter, and unrefined sweeteners.
After several years in the restaurant industry in Atlanta I moved to New York City in 2014, and completed The Natural Gourmet Institute's Chef Training Program. I spent the next three years in New York building my business and gaining valuable experience, and I now serve the Twin Cities as a personal chef. I also do freelance private cooking classes, in-home catering and events, private dinners, and occasionally travel as a chef for weekend retreats and collaborate with other food and service professionals for larger events.
It's been over a decade since health issues led me to adopt a gluten free diet, which is when my passion for cooking nutritious, balanced meals became a necessity in regaining my own health and strength. It is truly a joy to be helping clients (many with families) discover nutritious eating at home.
A few perks of working with me: All of the stocks and broths I use are made from scratch and stored in glass quart jars. I collect all compostable scraps for municipal pick up. Recyclable packaging comes home with me when clients don't have recycling. I shop with reusable bags and limit use of plastic wherever possible. Every little bit counts!