Sweet & Savory is my vision. I created my personal chef and catering services with a special brand of home-style and gourmet cooking. Each month, I will be bringing a new option in the menu, combining seasonal choices to come up with mouthwatering dishes.
During the 1970s, my family and I lived in the Vermont countryside of Stowe and Morrisville. We cooked meals from scratch on a daily basis. Every time we were cooking, I remember feeling calm and happy every time. Cooking was our family’s pastime, and it was fun.
Having worked in restaurants from high school to college, my love for cooking grew. I was inspired by positive catering experiences, so I opted for formal training at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, where I graduated top of my class.
After graduation, with some luck and perseverance, I won a prestigious position where I would work under 4-star chef and author Jean-Georges Vongerichten at the Mercer Kitchen in SoHo.
After spending 2 years at the Mercer, I created my first personal chef service company, The Garden Gourmet, in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in 2008. Over the next 7 years, I built up my business, The Garden Gourmet bistro, bakery, and coffee shop, to the point of needing a space of my own. =
Although my company received rave reviews, the cost of running a small business led me to eventually shutting it down. I brought the business back to being a home personal chef and catering service company.
Longing for home, I moved back from New Jersey and settled down at the heart of Morrisville in 2016. I took a job at the mountain as a pastry chef, looking ahead to starting up my personal chef and catering business once again. Now, I introduce my latest endeavor: Sweet & Savory, centrally located in Stowe and Morrisville, Vermont.