Growing up in my parents' bakery in Florida, I learned from an early age the importance of healthy, nourishing ingredients and meals that were so delicious it brought people together. Years later, my life in Los Angeles revolved around the TV production world. Eventually, I became the go-to girl for special event planning, premiere parties, holiday meals, and special occasions. I then realized my love of cooking once again was taking over my life. I decided to pursue my passion for the culinary arts. I received my formal chef training at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City - where I indulged myself with a diverse array of foods from all over the world. I moved back to Los Angeles determined to spread the knowledge of healthy, nutritious meals for the kids and adults alike. I truly believe the kitchen is a place to learn about food and above all enjoy the experience. I opened Cook L.A. in 2010 where I am dedicated to cooking with organic, seasonal and local ingredients. Food is a personal journey, and it's our job to vote every day what to put in our bodies. Wouldn't it be nice to know how to eat better and still have a delicious meal? That's what Cook LA is here to teach you, one dish at a time.