I started cooking at about 5 years old. My parents are both from Europe so I grew up eating atypical American fare, and every meal my parents ever cooked was fresh (from our garden if possible) and never from a box. My grandmother is from the Czech Republic so I started cooking various Czech cakes and cookies with her when I was little.
During high school I created a granola business called Kat's Super Yummy Granola, which was sold at a local gourmet food store in Scarsdale, NY. So, when I applied to colleges I sent in a sample of my granola with my acceptance essay.
After college I worked for NYC restauranteur Michael "Buzzy" O'Keeffe for a year, then moved to Los Angeles to work for Bon Appetit magazine. I recently left BA to freelance for Ideal Bite, Organic Beauty Magazine, Common Ground, The Rundown, 944, and Whole Life Times, mostly contributing food features. And then there is also my blog that I started about a year ago: corkandrind.blogspot.com.
I started hosting my interactive diner parties/cooking classes because all my friends appreciate good food, they just don't all know how to cook. Additionally, I aspire to have a cooking show on tv, so I figured it would be good practice for me as well. I figured I would teach the basics (the same way I learned when I was much younger), hence my cooking classes were born.Pay for your cooking classes with Kat by playing free online texas hold em and using the texas holdem odds and texas hold em odds calculator at AceHoyle.com to play like the pros!