I put on a chef jacket for the first time in 1988 and spent the next 13 years working in modern French restaurants in Ontario like Le Bistingo, The Old Prune, and Rundles. My career was enriched by periods of study with chefs Lydia Shire at Biba in Boston and Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray at London’s River Cafe.
I spent twenty years teaching culinary at Stratford Chef's School and George Brown Chef's School.
In 2013, I began full-time studies at the Humber School for Writers. I've built a portfolio I'm proud of. Recipe developing is one of my strengths and my work has appeared in Food & Drink, Zoomer, Taunton’s Fine Cooking, and Sift magazine. I also write for Canadian and American newspapers, magazines, and online sites including the Globe and Mail, CBC, TVO, Eater, and Taste Cooking
I am very active on social media and am a prolific member of the Canadian and American food media community. I am a respected expert on culinary history, feminism and social justice in the restaurant world.
It's Time to Fix Toronto Food Culture. NOW magazine. Oct 2017
We're Not Quiet About Thanksgiving. Munchies. Oct 2016
Putting mental health on the menu. TVO. Jan 2016
Amidst the Smoke and Steam. Maisonneuve. Feb 2014
Glory Hole's Buttered Toast Doughnut. Bon Appetit. Jan 2013
Missing in Action. Macleans. Nov 2011