Growing up my father was a pastry chef/caterer and I was always observing and helping him with small tasks (as well as probably getting in his way!) My love for cooking grew stronger throughout the years and I finally decided to refine my techniques a bit and attend culinary school. I graduated from The Institute Of Culinary Education in NYC in 2005, interned at Tabla Restaurant NY, and have been catering and event planning ever since. I'm also very passionate when it comes to healthy eating and healthy living. I became certified as a Health & Wellness Coach, AADP, from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition which focuses on a more holistic diet as well as lifestyle choices. As a certified health coach and culinary nutrition specialist; I love teaching simple culinary techniques, easy recipes, and healthy tips with others. I have been hired as a consultant for companies like NYC Department of Health and NYC Department of Education. I have volunteered my services with many non-profit organizations such as City Harvest and was honored to attend Michelle Obama's Chefs Move To School campaign in Washington DC to stop childhood obesity in America. Check out my pictures to see this event!!
Years in the Industry
Newsletter from City Harvest on being a "Cooking Matters" Chef!
Wahlburgers has signed a franchise agreement with Hingham Associates, LLC that will bring five Wahlburgers to the metropolitan Philadelphia area over the next several years. The franchise group is actively looking at sites and is targeting a late 2014-early 2015 opening for its first restaurant.
Luna Grill, the San Diego-based Mediterranean restaurant chain, is welcoming retail real estate industry veteran Greg Thorburn to its leadership team. Thorburn has been brought on board to fill the newly created position of Vice-President of Real Estate.
Rita's Italian Ice has awarded franchise and area development agreements for Kansas and the Kansas City area, which extends to the Missouri side of the city, to franchisees and local residents Jay Miller, Jeff Miller and Pat Reilly.
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Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" that allows a telescope to photograph planets from 50,000 kilometers away. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."
Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)
The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.
Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?