I live to feed people. I bought my first set of knives when I was sixteen, working on the line at a fine-dining restaurant in Southern California. Since then, I have explored numerous aspects of the food industry from organic farming in Italy, to issues of food justice in the Davidson College community, to brokering deals with natural grocery stores, like Whole Foods. While all of these experiences involved food in some capacity, I have come full circle back to the first exposure that sparked my passion for feeding people – restaurants. In the future, I seek to explore how restaurants can serve more communities than just those that can afford to dine at them.
Though I constantly seek new chapters and experiences in different parts of the United States and the world, Southern California, where I was born and raised, will always be close to my heart.