After 12 years of living in NYC, I left in the fall of 1996.  I wanted to bring my passion for local foods and create a culinary awareness in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  I wanted to channel my energy in a new direction where the canvas was blank.   Over the last years of running the restaurant, I felt that I had come full circle with The Corn Exchange.   This was one of the reasons I decided to close the restaurant in April of 2013 after 15 years.

I look forward to this new exciting chapter in my  life and am excited to help you with your food passions and projects, whatever they may be as I grow in my own food symposium.

  • Guided tour of our Black Hills Farmers Market
  • Leading authority on South Dakota Local Foods
  • 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