I always had an interest in food because of a connection with my mother's mother. She had a challenging way of asking us about our ambitions. I would spend time in the kitchen when we would visit and I think she saw I had an interest in cooking and preparing, but especially in entertaining, in social gathering.
I started very young in the food business by working for Sinclair's Food Market, which was just at the top of our street. After I got my driver's license, the own