Director of Culinary Development
What do you do on a daily basis?
I taste lots of recipes, remind people that good food matters and develop tools, recipes and products that celebrate the power of food. I also talk trash and laugh a lot with my co-workers, then eat more. I go home wishing I hadn't eaten so much.
Who is your culinary icon?
The Pillsbury Doughboy and Yotam Ottolenghi
Who is your favorite food TV personality, past or present?
Julia, of course
What’s your favorite cookbook?
What dish or ingredient will we never catch you eating?
What’s your favorite condiment?
What’s the first dish you learned to make?
Texas sheet cake
Sweet tooth, salty tooth or both?
What kitchen tool can’t you live without?
What music do you like to listen to in the kitchen?
What’s your favorite food scene from a movie?
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage?
Whiskey or scotch on the rocks
If you weren’t in food, what career would you have liked to have tried?
What’s your favorite “food city” to visit?