Celebrity chef and reality star who is known for having won Season 18 of the cooking competition series Hell's Kitchen. She is also known for having been awarded the Executive Chef position at the Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen restaurant at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
She studied at the California School of Culinary Arts and first gained attention after appearing as a contestant on Season 6 of Hell's Kitchen where she placed third. She then started working as an Executive Chef at Hardings before joining OTG and creating meals for airport dining restaurants. She came back to compete on Season 18 of Hell's Kitchen.
She is known for being the second contestant on Hell's Kitchen to win the Blind Taste Test in both of her season appearances including in seasons 6 and 18.
She was born in Santa Cruz, California but later moved to New York. She married Alexander Mangual and together they had a son.