How did your cooking journey begin?

With a passion for food and travel! After taking a cooking class in Bali, I realized that I could bring a piece of my travels home with me. So, I began developing recipes, allowing my adventures to guide my inspiration and my work in the kitchen. My recipes are a fun mix of just about everything.

Describe your culinary style.

My culinary style is eclectic, fun, and decadent. I love fusing flavors that create unforgettable dishes that you simply can’t get enough of!

What do you love most about cooking?

Cooking allows me to express myself creatively. It’s my “me time” where I can go into the kitchen and simply be. I tune out the world and enjoy the smells, the textures, and the art of it all.

Her Recipes

Apple, Bacon, and Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Mixed Berry Shortcakes with Mascarpone Cream

Pesto Shrimp Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

What Are Your Top 3 Calphalon Kitchen Tools?

12 x 17-Inch Nonstick Baking Sheet 

Premier™ Stainless Steel 10-Inch Fry Pan 

Premier™ Hard-Anodized Nonstick 8-Quart Stock Pot

Favorite recipe you’ve made with Calphalon cookware?

Mixed Berry Shortcakes with Mascarpone Whipped Cream —they’re so delicious! Raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries on top of a sweet, buttery, flaky shortcake with mascarpone whipped cream. You can’t go wrong with this one!

Best cooking tip or advice you’ve ever received that you want to pass on to other home chefs?

It’s important to know to add seasonings. You can’t just throw everything together and expect to taste every flavor. You have to build flavor and allow every ingredient to shine!

Insider kitchen tip everyone should know?

When cooking, never overcrowd your pan. Just cook your food in batches—overcrowding makes food soggy, and it takes longer to cook thoroughly!

What is your favorite secret ingredient that instantly elevates any meal?

Nutmeg. It can be used in savory and sweet dishes and is truly the unsung hero. When used in small quantities, it adds such a beautiful flavor. A close second is thyme—another ingredient that can be used in sweet and savory recipes that adds such a unique flavor!