I have loved every minute of my journey. My passion for cooking and creating fresh tasteful meals began when I was a little girl growing up in Romania, an area best known for castles, vampires and the Carpathian Mountains. Ever since I was strong enough to stand, I began cooking alongside my grandmother, Maria, who I was named after. We made meals from scratch using all natural ingredients.
I immigrated here as a child and lived in Clear Spring, Maryland. We were very close to the Mennonite family that sponsored us and supported us through our immigration process. I grew up along side some amazing women and learned to cook some old Pennsylvania-Dutch favorites. As an adult, I worked as a business manager for a large financial institution, which required me to travel frequently. I was able to explore new foods and cultures. I have a large blended family, and take pride in my seven children. I love being able to work for myself and the freedom it allows me to be able to balance my large family life.
I love the opportunity to help individuals & families find time in their busy lives to eat fresh healthy food. I also enjoy celebrating milestones with my clients such as engagements, weddings, baby showers, birthday, anniversary and baptisms.
Education & Certifications
In 2017, I graduated Valedictorian of the Culinary Arts Program at James Rumsey Technical Institute. Their program has American Culinary Federation Accrediation. James Rumsey Technical Institute was selected in 2016-2017 and awarded for Premier Technical School within the state of West Virginia.
In 2017, I was inducted into The National Technical Honor Society. This honor society for outstanding career and technical students of workforce vocational education institutions in the United States.
During my enrollment in Culinary Arts, I also had the pleasure at working at three fine dining restaurants where I held the title as Chef de Garde Manger and Catering Sous Chef.
You can rest assured that your food will be handled with the safest measures. I take pride in my ServSafe Manager Certification.
Licensed in WV and Insured.
Proud Member of the USPCA
United States Personal Chef Association since 2017
I love cooking using natural fresh ingredients. What sets me apart from regular convenience food is that all ingredients are purchased fresh and meals made from scratch. I have a passion for creating healthy tasty meals to allow you more time doing what you love. We have busy lives and if you don't enjoy grocery shopping and cooking as much as I do, then it can become overwhelming. Let me help simplify your life. We have several services to help you manage you life so you have more time doing what you love.