Best Accomplishment: Having the courage to pursue my dream of going to culinary school – as a second career
Proudest Moment: Graduating #1 from the French Culinary Institute
Cooking Philosophy: French foundation with an emphasis on local food
Best Farmers Market: I love them all from small to large. The Green Market in NY is my favorite. In Columbus – I love Worthington & Clintonville farmers markets.
Best Kitchen Tool: My blender & citrus juicer
Best Home Cooked Meal: I love cooking at home – I make something new every night
Best Dinner Party Menu: Paella
Best Cheese: Blue Jacket Dairy – Goat, Oakvale – Gouda, and anything by Canal Junction
Best Restaurant, Period: Beach Bistro – Anna Maria, FL
Best Breakfast/Brunch: Lindey’s - Columbus, OH
Best Pizza: I don’t love pizza
Best Cheap Eat: Banh Mi sandwich - North Market, Columbus, OH
Best Ethnic: Love the dumpling houses in NY
Best Wine Under $15: I am a Champagne drinker!
Best Beer: I am not a beer drinker
Best Coffee/Tea: I am an obsessive ice tea drinker!! A good ice tea makes my day!
Best Song: God Blessed the Broken Road, Rascal Flats
Best Movie: The English Patient
Chef photo courtesy of Tricia Wheeler.