I’ve been cooking as long as I can remember, professionally since I was 17. I love everything about food, and spent my life pursuing it. I was an apprentice pastry chef in Innsbruck Austria before I even went to cooking school. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America I became a full fledged Pastry Chef for a high end country club, and love it as I did there was so much more to be done, which eventually led me to catering. My catering company is just what I want it to be; I get to do something different everyday either in the kitchen or helping a bride design her ideal wedding or just researching new recipes out of my own imagination.
If you would like more details about my career, please the About page on my website www.SonomaCaterers.com.
The mornings a getting crisp (at least when I am out at 5 am) but the afternoons are hot. Fall is here. Last weekend, for us that is Tuesday, we went out to my favorite pumpkin patch in Sebastopol, Hales. Here are some great pictures of what they have this year.
From there we decided to head out to Graton for an early dinner at Underwood’s. It was a bit before the dining room opened so we sat at the bar. My husband always jokes that you know you are sitting with a chef by what they order. We had a wonderful roasted brussel sprouts with bacon and an white anchovy croustini. I highly recommend stopping at the bar for some apps.