September 27, 2017

“Chef Jenny, you’ve been Chopped.” The sound of Ted Allen’s voice lingered in the air, accented by the shuffling of multiple cameras panning to catch my reaction. This was real time—one punchy, TV-ready line. No music. No fanfare. The ensuing silence peered at me and...

May 23, 2017

Originally published on Thought Catalog. 

Let me start by saying this: I have never owned a TV. If I was ever in the presence of one, it’d been my family’s, friend’s, or significant other’s. It’s never been a big part of my life, yet the idea of being on one still seeme...

May 15, 2017

Generally speaking, people don’t typically expect Ivy League MBA’s to be applying for entry-level jobs. But I was fortunate to be that unusual applicant after leaving my Columbia degree behind to pursue the food industry. I use the word “fortunate” without any derision...

February 2, 2017

I'm often asked by aspiring career-changers, food entrepreneurs, and young foodies if going to culinary school is "worth it". This is an interesting question. There's been more and more literature on this topic as the world of food become more and mor...

January 31, 2017

It's the start of a new year and most of us are getting our networking calendars in queue. I don't know about you, but I tend to look at those events I signed up for in advance and sigh with trepidation. I'm an extroverted introvert, so while I do like ming...