I’ve always felt most at home when I am stirring pots on the stovetop. Creating artful food is my offering and my art.

Honing my culinary craft in San Francisco, I had the good fortune to apprentice for the always-inspiring Alice Waters at Chez Panisse.  I’ve cooked in the wine country of California and catered a gig for Francis Ford Coppola. I’ve lived in Europe and traveled to the hill towns of Italy {research and development does have its perks.}  I fulfilled a long-time dream come true when I opened a European-style cafe’.  All of these stepping stones birthed a brand and business into being. Visit the lifestyle food brand Bella Cucina to learn more.

Bella Cucina has had the honor to be featured in major media publications such as Oprah’s “O” list and online,  Martha Stewart Living, Elle Decor,  Country Home, and Food & Wine, as well being on OPRAH’s “favorite things” TV show –twice!.   

This culinary adventure has been a deliciously wild ride. I am grateful to everyone who is a part of the journey.