I am California native and I attribute my love of cooking to growing up in an Italian family with deep roots in sharing good food and good company. I grew up helping in the garden and kitchen where farm to table was always the norm. Having real food readily available in the yard cultivated a desire to know more about the healing properties of food. With an interest in food as medicine, I attended Bauman College in 2010 to become a Therapeutic Chef. From there I have worked in catering, restaurants, as a private chef, and as a partner for a food truck. There is nothing with food I don't enjoy doing, but my passion lies in simplicity and nourishment that brings others together.