Katherine is a graduate of The California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, CA. While working in the Bay Area she worked in several Italian Restaurants.
She started washing dishes and working pantry at Pea Soup Andersons in Bulton, CA. at 15 years old. She worked her way around the state from San Diego to San Francisco ever since, collecting recipes, ideas and favorite dishes. She loves to eat fresh delicious food and says “NEVER TRUST A SKINNY CHEF”. She Thinks that is part of what makes a good Chef, taste, and taste again. She calls it “Test Driving” a dish. She often will ask her guests to take a “Test Drive”. Coming to Eureka Springs was a huge change for her, but it has been the most exciting challenge in her life. Also the hardest. She looks for input from many different places, from food magazines, the Food Channel, and of course she loves to eat out and see what other Chefs are serving.
Born in San Diego in 1956, and living up and down the CA. coast she says the thing she misses most is, her mom Judy, who got her her 1st. job and also taught her most of what she knows about the Food Service Industry. Judy had a restaurant in Pismo Beach California and is where Katherine learned to cook breakfast for the masses. The food biz is in her blood and will always be grateful to her mom for her start.