I am a chef and Certified Sommelier with a ridiculous obsession for all things food and drink. I was classically trained in culinary arts and continued on to study culinary nutrition, which deeply broadened my knowledge of food as therapy. I've scraped up all sorts of trades and turned them into a career - from marketing executive and brand manager to graphic designer, recipe and cookbook developer, author,  food and wine writer, and previously a caterer and private chef in Malibu. Currently, I split my time between Los Angeles and California's beautiful Central Coast wine region, where I am the director of a multi-brand winery and vineyard as well as the editor-in-chief of Edible LA magazine.