I believe that food is powerful.
I believe that when food is shared, magic happens.
I believe that many of the problems we face in society today can be changed with food.
I believe that food can change a persons life.
I believe that food can change the world.
I believe that preparing food is an expression of love.
I believe in food.

My obsession with food started even before I knew what an obsession was. My father has been in the food service industry my entire life, and I’ve always been fascinated and enthralled at the working of a professional kitchen. From a huge commercial cafeteria kitchen that serves upwards of 5,000 people a day, to the small fine-dining kitchen that carefully crafts each dish and serves only 50 or so meals each evening, it’s all magical to me.

Professionally, I work for the College of Health at The University of Utah, and I’m lucky enough to teach one of the most popular courses on campus, sharing foods and cultures from around the world with an incredibly diverse group of students.

Personally, I cook. I eat. I share my passion with food with everyone I meet. Join me for a meal sometime, it’d be my pleasure to cook for you.