Navy Veteran & Chef with a Bachelors degree in Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management. I was a featured competitor on Spike TV's culinary competition "Frakenfood".
I have been cooking on the line and privately for clients and events for 7 years. I specialize in creative custom menu development.
I have a killer Austin, TX focused Food Truck concept I hope to someday launch with the right partner/investor, as well as fine dining menus ranging in cuisine from coast to coast, designed to compete in one of the most creative dining markets in the country.
Private Chef & Caterer - Austin, TX - --...
Vanilla Orchid - Austin, TX - 2013
Emeritus Senior Living - Austin, TX - 2012
Cafe 131 - Dripping Springs, TX - 2011
Lead Breakfast Line Cook
Driskill 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Austin, TX - --...
U.S. Navy - Kaneohe, HI - May 2006 to March 2010
Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Restaurant Management
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Scottsdale - Austin, TX 2015
AAS in Culinary Arts
Le Cordon Bleu - Austin, TX 2012
Cooking, Menu Development, Culinary Management,
Service Country: United States
March 2006 to March 2010
Food Manager Certification
What have I been up to since 2015?
My daughter was born a month premature in January 2015 after a high risk pregnancy. I took up a work from home job as a restaurant consultant, menu developer, writer and catering as often as possible. I staved off returning to a kitchen until I underwent major surgery in February 2017 for ovarian cancer. I am proud to say that unhealthy stage in my life is over. I may have taken time off "work" but NEVER stopped cooking, creating and testing new recipes and ideas.
I would love to show an owner what I can do, if a serious offer of creativity were made.
Every great chef is a one of a kind. So am I.