Welcome to my blog!

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Joann and I am a personal chef and caterer. While I love all types of cuisine, my specialty lies in creating delicious and custom dishes for those with special dietary needs. I like to say that instead of working around food intolerances and allergies, my method plays to their strengths,  purposefully creating something exquisite and innovative for anyone to enjoy! In the tradition of another California-based chef, Alice Waters, I work to emphasize fresh and seasonal ingredients, whether in new American comfort food or Thai cuisine creations—two of my favorites.

I have over fifteen years experience in the food service industry, and have worked as a professional personal chef and caterer since receiving my degree from San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy in 2007.

Check back often for new recipes, photos that will make you hungry, and general foodie thoughts!