After growing up in northern Virginia right outside Washington DC I went to the Culinary Institute of America in NY. I graduated with an associate’s degree in culinary arts and moved to Tucson. After working in resorts around town I started Chef Chic in September of 2001. My passion is making amazing food and sharing it with people. Seeing smiles around the table and people talking to each other and enjoying their meal. Chef Chic has been honored with many awards: Tucson newspapers 40 under 40, ASBA’s SASIE award for best customer service (twice), USPCA’s personal chef of the year for all of North America, NAWBO’s Tucson business woman of the year, Inside Tucson Business up and comer and AZ readers’ choice award for best caterer. 

I have also coauthored a book about my brand that was published in 2016. When I am not working I am spending time with my dogs, amazing parents and friends usually getting into trouble.