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How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

Three words – Food. Flavor. Fun. As a personal chef, I can impact the lives of my clients through good nutrition, flavorful foods and taking a weight off their shoulders when it comes to meals. This nurtures my need to help people, make a difference in someone’s life, and use the talent I was born with. I have always loved to cook, but need variety in my life. Being a personal chef is the perfect job for me.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

Couples, singles retirees in search of healthy, delicious, health conscious meals with a focus on flavor, variety and color. Overwhelmed by life’s demands, bored of cooking, or simply lacking the knowledge to mix things up, my job is to take this stress for you, providing great meals, full service and bold flavor. Same goes for those who like to entertain, but don’t want to do the cooking. Enjoy your party, don’t be tied to the kitchen or grill. Adventurous eaters welcome!

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

Customized meals that are fresh, delivered (or prepared in home), and created from a place of expertise, love and variety. Explore the world at your own dinner table, whether the every day dinners or formal celebrations and causal backyard party. I can handle most special diets and have become fluent in substitutions to fit GF, DF, vegan, paleo, keto and other lifestyle needs. We work together to find the right fit for you, no cookie cutter menus or big chef egos here.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

My parents, my Aunt Vi who could feed an army from the tiniest kitchen. My parents taught me the whys and the no fear of being in the kitchen, as well as the never give up attitude, work hard ethics, and be kind to people quietly. Professionalism, humility and “keep going when its hard” in life will get you far.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

Anywhere away from home, filled with great food options, beautiful scenery and a calmer slower pace.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

1. Gym
2. Massage
3. Pedicures

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

Certainly through my food! I am a terrible artist and can’t sing.

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

Mary Queen of Scots because for someone who isn’t big into history, her story stuck with me even years later. Her commitment to her beliefs despite great odds, her kindness to all people, and her duty to the crown made her strong, but still with a little vulnerability to those close to her.

Favorite Movie and Why?

Bird Cage as even today with 20 views already it still makes me laugh.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

Not classy but “Suck it up buttercup” because it reminds me to laugh, not take things too seriously, and to get over myself, take a breath, and figure out how to get going again. That and “Pull up your big girl panties” I have always been a tough love to myself, but the humor in these phrases takes the edge off. They are ridiculous, but effective.

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

Starting and maintaining a business with no business experience. I have always worked in corporate America, so leaving that behind to take a chance on my passion in life was scary. But 15 years later, still rewarding.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

Don’t worry what others think, be true to yourself. Be the dream, the reality will catch up.

Advice to Younger Self?

Believe in yourself, go after what you want, and everyone has their own baggage.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

Inner strength with outer kindness and empathy. I love that my eyes change colors based on my mood.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

When you are tired of the business of networking, come check out a different way to connect to others, find support amongst women and learn about so many alternative ways of looking at life.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

Thank you for accepting me into your group, and for the support and kind words from the dinners I have done, and the encouragement for my rebranding.

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Exclusive offer for SheBreathes readers:

Consultations are always no charge. If you book 4 entrees or more meal service, I will give you one entree for free. (chefs fee only) New clients only, one service only. Contact me at TheWanderlustTable