In 2008, I completed my Master’s degree in Food Studies from NYU and culinary training from the Natural Gourmet Institute of Health and Culinary Arts. My professional culinary experience began as an intern at the world-renowned Golden Door Spa in Escondido, CA. I then continued my development in the kitchens of noted New York restaurants, Momofuku Ssam Bar and Hearth.
Turns out, while I love to feed people (and I love to eat), life as a line cook was too hardcore for me. So, I turned my attention to helping others feed themselves.
Driven by the desire to bring my food + yoga worlds together, I now share a practice called, I Am Nourished. Recognizing that hunger comes in many forms and nourishment comes from many sources, Nourish Workshops and Retreats combine the things I love most: yoga, mindfulness, self-reflection, storytelling, and yes! EATING. The result is a soul-satisfying blend of ingredients that feed body, mind, and heart.
Throughout my life, I have had the benefit of being deeply nourished, so it is my goal to see that other people feel as richly fed.
This intention led to the opportunity to work as the Executive Director of a nonprofit organization called FEAST. By bringing Food Education Access and Support Together, FEAST is working to see that all individuals have access to the ingredients that create health and wellness.
Learn more about our incredible organization here.