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 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...

September 19, 2016

I came to New York City straight from college, eager to become someone new. A career in fashion consulting seemed so glitzy then. Everyday, I pored over clothes, makeup, parties. I thought once I perfected each element, I would finally have the glamorous life I so desp...

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