A Degree from Culinary Academy in French and Italian cuisine, and great family cooks.
I have cooked for famous celebrities and politicians too.
Family Members...Of course the Cullinary Academy changed the way I approach a recipe.
I have worked in some of the finest French Restaurants in North America and I still use a few of their techniques.
Then I worked in an upscale Greek restaurant for several years. They made me the head Chef and I invented all sorts of new entrees. I have never seen anyone use more garlic than those Greeks! I mean they would just bury that meat in chopped raw garlic....A whole cup of raw chopped garlic for one serving! OMG!
I think that influenced my taste buds permanently. When I cook Sicilian now it has extra garlic. Ahhhhh
But it's not all about the Garlic; I have many other signature moves that I keep throwing in the mix such as Smoked Cheese and Jalapeno Vinegar and sticking to certain brands. And I'm not beyond throwing a handful of good Cappi (Ham) in just about anything.
Everyone knows which dish I cooked without even asking.
I enjoy that!.
Awards, Honors and Societies
I have been on TV shows, Cooking shows, and the News.
The Cullinary Academy has added some of my inventions to their curriculum.
I like to compete in cooking contests and I win.