When I’m eating at a restaurant and the menu includes polenta, sautéed greens or homemade sausage, I realize I’ve been eating these types of peasant foods all my life. So this is where my story starts…at home, in the kitchen, raised by an Italian mother who loved food and cooking. I loved it too. The food created in our kitchen was always made with the freshest ingredients, with levels of flavor, keeping the food bright and flavorful. I believe in preserving the true flavor of any food by enhancing it and keeping it authentic. Although, my education and work took me in another direction, my passion for cooking, entertaining my family and friends never left me. Over 20 years ago, I had the experience of owning a kitchen gourmet store, offering all the wonders of stocking a perfect kitchen and teaching cooking classes. I began offering personal chef services and that led into catering. From that point, I joined the faculty of Pittsburgh Public Schools and taught Culinary Arts for 15 years. In 2008 I co-founded Pittsburgh Premiere Catering with Executive Chef Kevin Watson. We have catered to many prestigious events in the Pittsburgh area, including personal chef services to many of the Pittsburgh Steelers. We also had the honor of catering a dinner for the President of the United States, George W. Bush. It would also be an honor to serve you and your guests. The best reward for me is to see the forging of wonderful relationships that occur with the sharing of food. You will have wonderful memories and I will have the opportunity to live out my passion.