For me, cooking started in my mother’s tiny kitchen in Ukraine. We made simple meals with limited ingredients. My parents grew their fruit, vegetables, and herbs to ensure variety and quality food for our family. We cared and knew what went into our food made from scratch. At that time, my world was small, with little to no access to other cuisines.
It changed when I came to the U.S. I am lucky to live in a place with limitless possibilities to learn from different world cultures. My culinary horizons also broaden with every travel. I taste authentic regional dishes around the U.S., Europe, and Asia. I bring home more unique recipes, skills, and knowledge to share.
My curiosity for food keeps me going, drives me to learn and master new skills, makes all my senses engaged. I hope to inspire my clients to see food from that perspective.