MY CULINARY JOURNEY
Raised in a military family and finding my home base in Converse, San Antonio, TX, at the age of 9, my culinary journey began at 12, ignited by a deep passion for food and creating unforgettable memories. Dreaming of becoming Oprah's private chef, I pursued my culinary ambitions and proudly graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC.
Over the years, my culinary journey has taken me through diverse settings, including restaurants specializing in sushi, wine schools, and providing personal/private chef services. I've catered to a wide range of clients, from the rich and famous to soccer moms. However, it's the intimate atmosphere of private homes that resonates most with me. Building personal connections and crafting unique memories with clients is my top priority. I proudly embrace the title of a culinary artist.
Throughout my culinary journey, I've achieved remarkable milestones, mastering the art of sushi, securing 3rd place in the Brookhaven Chili Cookoff, and winning the People's Choice award at The Good Kind Gumbo Cookoff. Notably, I previously competed on Guy's Grocery Games, Season 5, Episode 2 in 2015. Another exciting chapter unfolds as I gear up for Food Network's Chopped, scheduled to air on February 6th, 2024.
Crafting culinary experiences for esteemed personalities has been both an honor and a privilege. From NBA player Patty Mills to The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show cast, Da Brat, NFL Ameer Abdullah, NBA Andre Roberson, Chef Beau McMillian, Chef George Garvin, Chef Guy Fieri, and many more—each encounter has added richness to my professional journey. I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to continue serving and creating memorable experiences for even more individuals in the future.
Beyond the kitchen, extensive travel has enriched my culinary perspective, spanning cities across the U.S., overseas explorations, and transformative summers in the Hawaiian Islands. My culinary style mirrors this love for travel and an unyielding desire to expand my knowledge.
Each course on my menu invites you on an emotion-filled global journey, drawing inspiration from both visited and unexplored places. From the vibrant flavors of South America to the exotic tastes of Asia, the comfort of the Southern USA, the tropical allure of the Caribbean Islands, to the diverse cuisine of Australia – my creations epitomize the essence of wanderlust on a plate.
Join me in savoring this global tapestry of flavors and embark on a culinary adventure that knows no borders