Why I want to be mentor in this category: I love to cook and love to help people that are interested in learning how to cook.
What inspires me in this category: I love desserts and I'm always looking for the next great recipe.
Experience: I grew up with a mom & dad that catered and started my own catering business. Also, created my own line of dessert sauces. Have had recipes publilshed and working on a recipe book for the company I work for.
Biggest Lesson Learned: pay attention to what you are doing, write yourself notes on your recipes (ie, what did if look like, did it take longer to cook than you thought)
Books, classes, teachers that have helped me: My main resources have been my mother, my aunt, lots of books and just doing it.
Education, Awards, Pro Experience: Owned my own catering business and prep kitchen. I was a cake decorating instructor and also taught cooking classes.