I am a Hospitality and Operations consultant based in Los Angeles, California.
I am a hands-on strategic leader focused on transforming concepts and teams into efficient, profitable, high-performing sustainable investments. I specialize in improving operational and financial performance while establishing cultures of positivity and accountability with all staff. My ultimate focus is on improving the bottom line without sacrificing guest experience. Through fierce attention to detail and genuine care I believe both guest and employee experiences can always be enhanced. Clients include multi-unit restaurant chains, investment funds, and national hotel and gaming companies.
I am a former General Manager from Hillstone restaurant group and have cooked professionally at multiple high-end restaurants in Los Angeles.
I have a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School and B.S. in History and African Studies from Northwestern University.
I left a career in law to pursue my lifelong passion for great food and impeccable hospitality. Many of the recipes you find on this site are from nights cooking for friends and family.
Will try the mussels tomorrow. Just had them for the first time at Dusek’s last week. Was amazed i could find a recipe for them. Thank you!
Tried your Dusek’s Mussels last night with the person that shared them with me at Dusek’s a week ago. We were blown away–my friend thought it tasted just like the original as did I. Felt like I was making a high quality restaurant meal. I was a bit nervous about it since this was the first time I’d ever made mussels. I believe I now have my go-to elegant starter. Given the cost of mussels in a restaurant it never occurred to me they were so inexpensive when you bought them in the market. Now i have to figure out what other recipes to try. From what I’ve read so far I believe you are quite inspired. As someone who’s been a lawyer for over 30 years, are you sure you want to continue? Think you have a calling in food–which is a lot more fun! Thanks.
Hello Charlotte, thank you for your message this past summer. Just wanted you to know that I am now working in food and that your message came at the right time as I was preparing to make the leap. So thank you for your encouragement! I am glad you enjoyed the mussels, and hope that you are continuing to enjoy all the fantastic food Chicago has to offer. Cheers!