I am an award-winning Chef who originally hails from the District. I served 13 years of military service in the Army. During that time I traveled the globe and gained an appreciation for food like no other. That passion led me to obtain a bachelor’s in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University.
I have been a personal chef to the highest military leadership and a state governor, sous chef, and an executive chef, I have held the chef title in Iceland, Italy, Denmark, and throughout the US. But while traveling I felt there was more I could do with food that just feeds people. I want to make a difference in this world. That drive led me to get a master’s degree in Sustainable Food Systems. With the knowledge I have gained from that program I hope to improve the food system through food service.
In addition to being an active member of kitchens and a proponent of sustainable food systems, I am pursuing a in Education. My research is examining food literacy in school-aged children and how it contributes to their academic success.
Currently, I am the executive chef for a school district in northern Virginia.