I have been cooking since I was a young child, learning traditional Indian recipes from my grandparents and embarking on my own culinary adventures.
I grew up in the Bay Area, in California, and graduated with honors from UC Davis, with a degree in English Literature. Davis was where I first fell in love with the Sustainable Agriculture and Local Food Movement. I worked as a chef and kitchen manager at a small gluten free bakery and farm to table restaurant. Through my twenties I travelled extensively, learning about various culinary and agricultural traditions throughout Europe, India, and South America.
I settled in the Trinity Alps, in California, where I focused on developing alternative local food systems and producing food as a small farmer. I taught young kids about sustainable gardening at a Children’s Garden for 7 years, and started a Community Supported Agriculture Project in my town. In 2014 I hosted my first Farm to Table dinner, showcasing the abundance of local farmers in my community.
In 2016 I moved to Ashland, where I have enjoyed diving back into the culinary world of local Bed and Breakfasts. Outside of the kitchen, I love spoken word poetry, dance, being in nature, gardening, and spending time with my little girl, Clarity.