History of Chef Jenn

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rofiteroles, that was the moment, at about age 8, that my extreme reaction at how delicious something could be, made it obvious that food was going to be a huge part of my life. Yes, I was an odd child who's favorite activity on vacation was going to local grocery stores and trying different foods, still is too. I was lucky enough that I had the best parents that never discouraged me from ordering something, as long as I ate it, and let me play in the kitchen as much as I wanted, even though I was terrible at cleaning up after myself.  My favorite meal was "WWW (whatever we want)" which was a reaction from me saying I didn't like what my mom fixed. 

By age 16, I had my first job in a restaurant baking and cooking on the line.  I continued working in restaurants until the age 23, when I received my Associated in Architectural Engineering and was given a great opportunity designing custom homes at the beach.  I moved to Baltimore in 2005 and continued my work in residential architecture, until 2009 when the recession made my job no longer needed.  Even when I was no longer cooking in a restaurant, food was still top of my list, spending my days thinking about what I could cook or having dinner parties just to make new things. 

In 2009, I started Bringing Home the Basil as a way of sharing my passions with others.  I focus on fresh and fantastic food that should be part of everyone's lives.  I currently have several private clients as well as working with a great group of women at the Women in Wellness center, in Towson, MD.  I look forward to continuing the work I do and growing my business, in a goal to help people eat better.

I also write recipes and blog.  You can follow me at.
http://bringinghomethebasil.blogspot.com/


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