Hailing from 1972 in Traverse City’s cold season I was born to ski, skate, and build the finer things.
After graduation I travelled the country and saw that there was nothing out there as great as home. I am a mason & a builder by trade, but I spent a lot of time in the kitchen as an only child of working parents. Those formative years had more of an impact on me than I recognized once I started working with food. I gravitate towards butchery and working with proteins, but find all elements of cooking exciting.
I’ve been a caterer since 2011 and love the uniqueness of each event, from the first day of prep,to the last dish put away. This land and it’s surrounding water is my home, and cooking it’s bounty for people during the celebrations of their lives is rewarding.