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How long have you been cooking?

I can't recall a time in my life when I didn't cook! My first memories involved dragging a chair to the stove and pretending to be a famous chef. It would drive my parents CRAZY!

What is your signature dish?

How can I choose just one? Honestly it depends on my mood, the season, who I’m cooking for... If I could only choose one, my crab cakes. No, it would be anything Caprese. I love the combo of tomato and cheese. But there’s nothing like a good steak...

What will you do with the $50,000?

My dream is kind of a three-parter: 1. I want to teach lower income families how to prepare healthy, delicious food in their own homes. I would shop with them in their neighborhoods, help them make the best choices for their budget and teach them how to prepare amazing meals! 2. I would LOVE to start a "we come to you" personal chef business. We would do the shopping, preparing and presentation all in the comfort of the client's home. 3. As I grow my business model, I would (eventua