This profile originally appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of Bowdoin magazine.
Title: Kitchen Kid founder and culinary coach
Most important thing for kids to learn about food: That they’ll like it even more when they are involved in preparing it. Once they learn this, they’ll discover healthy doesn’t mean yucky. Time and again I see kids who “hate” lettuce chow down on salads they made themselves.
Favorite Bowdoin memory: Some of my happiest, funniest, most-memorable, and most special college memories (including my first kiss to my future husband) all happened in the dining hall. Lifelong friendships were formed over potato-leek soup at Moulton!
Goals: I truly believe the “˜kitchen classroom’ is the tastiest place to learn, and I dream of bringing interdisciplinary edible education to schools across the country.
I can’t live without: My to-do lists. They’re like weeds in my garden: I cross one thing off and two more sprout up.
Late-night snack: I really wish it weren’t true, but ever since I was pregnant with my daughter, now 15 months, I enjoy ice cream almost every night.