From New York City to South Dakota
After 12 years of living in New York City, I brought my passion for local foods, culinary art, and slow food to the Black Hills of South Dakota. I channeled my NYC training and energy in a new direction. From that blank canvas, The Corn Exchange was born in 1998. During the latter years of running the restaurant, I felt that I had come full circle – ready for another blank canvas. This was one of the reasons I decided to close the restaurant in April of 2013, after 15 years.
In this next chapter in my life I am enjoying consulting for individuals, families, event planners, and restaurants. I love the variety! As I help you realize your food passions and projects, my own food symposium continues to grow.
I offer the following services:
- Guided tour of the Black Hills Farmers Market
- South Dakota Local Foods Consultation
- Recipe Development (a personal favorite)
- Private Cooking Classes (expertise in pheasant and buffalo)
- Restaurant Concept Development (with an emphasis on local and fresh)
- Kitchen Operations & Staff Training including Plating & Presentation
- Wine Pairing & List Development
- Interior & Exterior Design including Lighting
- Front & Back of the House Operations including Service & Hospitality Training
- Public Speaking
- All around Ingenious Foodie Adventures and Explorations