- Joined Dec 14, 2009
This is my first time here. My family nickname is Scarlet, for my hair. I've been cooking professionally for about 23 and half years and I love food every bit as much now as when I first began as a teenager. I got most of my training in a classical French kitchen where I originally started out as the kitchen slave. For the next two weeks I'll be prepping and cooking for my Mom's 45 person Christmas Party, every year she starts asking me in October and to be honest, it's my favorite 'job'. I have four kids, 3 sons and a daughter. My two older sons are in demand year round, they both bounce around all over the country cooking in different restaurants. I'm beginning to teach my younger son and daughter now. I've worked as a kitchen slave, prep cook, saucier, line cook, meats and fish, garnish and garde manger (which is my least favorite, sorry, y'all). I know very little about pastry except what I learned from pastry chefs, so look out pastry chefs! I've cooked and lived in Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, Austin, Manhattan and the Bronx in New York and in Miami and Boca Raton, Florida. New Orleans is my favorite (course I'm biased, grew up there and in Chicago. Chicago is my home base now. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone.