I want what I serve to please the palate as much as the eye. Eating needs to be a complete experience. I know my way around a lot of different cuisines including vegetarian, French, southern, Spanish and Asian. I enjoy grilling in the summer just as much as preparing delicate hors d'oeuvres. I am an environmentally conscious chef who uses local and seasonal ingredients, in order to improve the overall flavors and experience. I have a professional yet friendly attitude. I think that food love should be shared. So, I am happy to teach as I am preparing, if you wish!
I have been cooking professionally for over 20 years. Food has long been a true passion. I grew up in the small country town in Oregon, picking vegetables from our garden and catching salmon with my father. Having spent the last 17 years living in Florida, southern cuisine has become a large part of my life. Restaurants I worked at include Michelin starred French fusion, classic French bistro and American style grills. Working with people from all over the world and being well traveled helped me perfect creativity in my menus.