I’m not your average chef; here’s a bit more about me.

I am a classically trained Chef, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France.

I have worked in Manhattan kitchens under famed chef Wylie Dufresne at WD-50, and also under world-renowned chef Thomas Keller at The French Laundry in Napa.

Upon returning to my hometown of San Diego, I began working under the Cohn Restaurant group umbrella, opening up 3 restaurants as Executive Chef—BO-beau kitchen + bar in 2010, 100 Wines Hillcrest in 2012, and BO-beau kitchen + roof tap in Long Beach in 2014.

I have been honored with the title of Best Chef 2014 by the Peninsula Beacon, in addition to winning Top Female Chef by Riviera Magazine and also Best Local Chef 2012 by Ranch & Coast Magazine.

Now back in San Diego with Kat’s Kitchen Collective, I cannot wait to bring exquisite cuisine to the everyday kitchen. From the kitchens of Paris, New York, Napa, and now…your own home!

KatExecutive Chef / Food Lover / Teacher
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Fun Tidbits About Myself!

My first memory of my love of cooking really was my first memory of my love of eating. My grandmother would make this Arabic pudding and serve it in cereal bowls – man I loved that stuff!
Fun, expressive, contrasting.
Ketchup, horseradish, wasabi, and uni (allergic) to name a few! Have tried them all numerous times and they still can’t win me over!
Brussels Sprouts Served
Skydive Jumps
Countries I’ve Visited
# of Guests Served

Because a Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words

When I am Not Cooking I Like To…

Jump out of perfectly good airplanes (seriously!)
Travel the world
Tend to my organic garden (organic gardening is hard)
Eat at old school breakfast diners with girlfriends
Play Cards Against Humanity
Catch some waves on my longboard
Add to my ever-growing tattoo collection
Throw some barbells around at a Crossfit class
Mellow out with friends while starting impromptu jam sessions
Play my rockin’ vintage yellow drumset
Try to teach myself how to use watercolors
Create plans for my shipping container future home
Talk my brother into taking me wakeboarding