Chef who initially rose to fame competing in the fourth season of Bravo series Top Chef. She went on to appear in Top Chef: All Stars and then the spin of Top Chef Duels. She has since become the executive chef and owner of the Black Market in Studio City, California.
She graduated from the renowned French Culinary Institute and was shortly after hired at Wolfgang Puck's Spago.
She released her own book, The Busy Mom's Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Quick, Delicious, Home-Cooked Meals, in August of 2012.
She has a daughter named Xea.
She appeared on Food Network's Camp Cutthroat alongside it's host Alton Brown.