One of the best things that ever happened to me was hanging out in the kitchen with my mom. I was first in line for the mixing bowl and spoons that were covered in cake batter, and my mom made a lot of cakes. It's also the place where she seemed happiest and it showed in the dishes that hit the table.
I believe this is where the whole process of enjoying my time in the kitchen was ingrained in me. I love everything about food - shopping for it, preparing it and presenting it but I also know that most people don't feel the same which is why I believe in creating rituals. I have two sisters but I'm the only one who hung out in the kitchen and the only one who approaches food the way I do.
I've spent a lot of time with my niece Briana. We do everything from going to farmer's markets, to trying new foods together, and even having a simple lunch together at our favorite restaurant. I told our server recently that he's gone from bringing her crayons to serving her mimosas!
The point I'm making is that it's important to spend real time with the people you love, that you have your own special somethings, teaching and learning with each other because it creates a connection that is unbreakable. It doesn't matter what that something is, mine just happens to be creativity involving food.
I can never forget being in the kitchen with my mom - it's actually a point of pride for me now as a Private Chef, nor do I think Briana will ever forget our moments. As a college student with her own errand service, Ask Busy Bri (www.askbusybri.com), she doesn't cook every night but when she does, she loves it and is quite good at it. I'd like to think I played a part in that.
I am passionate about...
helping women embrace their complete lives to become