What is your favorite part of an event?
My favorite part is right at the beginning when the guests first walk in, and I get to see their first impression of all the food, displays and decor. You spend a lot of time making sure everything is set up perfectly and there are a lot of moving parts, but its so wonderful when that all comes together and the guests are wowed by the experience.
When I was about 13 years old I had a girlfriend from Spain who invited me to her home for dinner. Her mother made this incredible paella that I still think about today.
I went back to school in my 50’s to study culinary arts and catering management.
I played in dinner and community theater in my 20’s. I love to sing and dance.
My first job was working at Gentiles produce market when I was 15. I loved getting to try new and exotic fruits and vegetables before they were more popular-- hence my love for Asian pears and Star fruit!
I am an explorer at heart, a spiritual person who loves cats and loves to be out in nature. I enjoy being creative; my newest undertaking is making fairy garden terrariums! I have a passion for baking and cooking and was lucky enough to have owned my own bakery/cafe. I’ve learned that anyone can do anything or be anything they want in life; all you need to do is go after it by following your heart. I also love to see people happy, and I feel it's an honor to be part of someone’s special day, a day they will remember forever.
My greatest accomplishment would be my three children. I've helped raise three great kids that have grown up to be kind and respectful to others. They're pretty good looking young adults if I must say so myself.
I enjoy going to rock concerts, working out at the gym and spending time outdoors. I've turned my youngest son on to classic rock music and he loves going to concerts with me.