I have been a chef for over 20 years in various level of the kitchen.
I started my career in my hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, where I earned my culinary degree as well as my Red Seal journeysman certificate.
I then worked in various small restaurants while traveling in Eastern Australia.
After traveling, I moved to Vancouver, Canada and spent 10 years years working there in various hotels and restaurants. I took every advantage of experiencing the city's diverse culture and amazing food scene.
Throughout my career I have had so many opportunities to learn about different cuisines and culinary techniques. I have worked with numerous talented chefs and also have had the privilege to work alongside talents in other aspects of the industry from front of house staff to farmers to sommeliers.
After moving to Florida in 2015, I began teaching culinary classes for kids and adults at various venues including Sur La Table in South Tampa, Dunedin Fine Art Center in Dunedin, Casa Di Mazzaros in St. Pete, and in- home private kitchens around Tampa Bay. I absolutely love sharing what I know about ingredients, culinary techniques, and cuisines with people of all walks of life. I find great importance in teaching kids about healthy ingredients and basic cooking and baking.
I also caterer for small, private events throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough County.