the view from the dining room is incredibly different


About Me

I’m a 27 year old, born and raised in Jersey, walking (and recently stumbling) through this crazy thing we call life. I have been in love with food since I was a kid and allowed that passion to permeate every facet of my life. I work as a marketing account executive now but before my foray into office life, I was cooking professionally. During my years in the kitchen, I tried to learn as much as possible, so I worked… a lot. Some of the highlights of my professional cooking career (though short-lived) included: helping open a restaurant, working at three prestigious country clubs in NJ, being a pastry sous chef, a chef de cuisine,  cooking on television and working for world renowned chefs. The restaurant business is an incredible industry to be a part of…and I loved every second of it.

Although I am out of the kitchen now, I still love everything about the industry (hence the blog). I’ve been writing about things going on in the industry, or had opinions about what cooking on TV has become, and I figured if I was spending my time thinking these things, maybe putting them down in some capacity wouldn’t be such a crazy idea…so here we are.

Life Beyond the Line


“People who love to eat are always the best people.”

Julia Child

 “Respect for food is a respect for life, for who we are and what we do.”


Thomas Keller