I put on a chef jacket for the first time in 1988 and spent the next 13 years working in modern French restaurants like Le Bistingo, The Old Prune, and Rundles. My career was enriched with time spent working with chefs like Lydia Shire at Biba in Boston and Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray at London’s River Cafe.
I taught cooking at the Stratford Chef's School for a decade and went on to teach for another 10 years at George Brown Chef School.
In 2013, I began full-time studies in creative writing at the Humber School for Writers. Since graduating, I've built a healthy portfolio. I possess great skill as a recipe developer, 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 an active member of the Canadian and American food media community, and am respected as a subject expert. My social media profile is lively.
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