In August of 1999, I began taking classes at Kaiser College, Capital Culinary Institute in Tallahassee for Culinary Arts. The school was not offering a Pastry Program at that time. Within the year I had my first kitchen job at Kool Beanz Café. There I met an exceptional Pastry Chef, Michelle Stout, who taught me everything I needed to know about Pastry. After working there for a year I followed Executive Chef, Kevin Stout to Food Glorious Food where I became Head Pastry Chef. From there I went on to become Executive Pastry Chef at the prestigious Governor’s Club and later at the University Center Club.
In 2010 I officially founded Artistic Confections and my success has led me to the opening of my own store front here in Tallahassee. In addition, for the past two years my recipes have been featured on The Good Morning Show on WCTV cable channel 9 with Art Myers and Lauren Searcy on Wednesday and Sunday Mornings on the Celebrity Chefs Segment.