Chef and television personality on the Food Network who judged the reality competition series Chopped. In 2003, she opened a restaurant called Cesca Enoteca & Trattoria.
Shortly after her graduation from the Culinary Institute of America, she was hired by Vong, a popular New York restaurant.
She appeared on Seasons Two and Five of The Next Iron Chef, placing fourth and second, respectively.
She was born and raised in Cedar Grove, New Jersey to parents Kathleen and Paul. She has two brothers named Jason and Justin.
She frequently served as a judge on Chopped alongside Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian.