I am originally from San Francisco, California on the west coast of the US. My dad was a Japanese chef in the US for 41 years, and my mother was in the kitchen cooking for us all the time, so I have been surrounded by food since I was a child. My parents both taught me the basics of cooking both Japanese and Italian food, and my passion for food is thanks to them.
I am a graduate of the French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center) in New York City with a Grande Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts. I have worked at many restaurants and clubs in New York City, including the Michelin-starred, New York Times 3-star rated Gramercy Tavern. I am versed in French, Italian, and Japanese cooking and love cooking for my friends and family.
I look forward to introducing many of my favorite dishes to you all!