As a native Northern Californian, I am thrilled and fortunate to have been born and raised in such a bountiful and copious region of the world: Sonoma County. I take great pride in taking advantage of the abundance this area has to offer and can�t imagine residing anywhere else.


I have always envisioned creating beautiful food for enthusiastic and appreciative clients. My passion for cooking is long lived. It began for me before I could reach the counter. Following in my grandmother�s foot steps, cooking was ingrained in me at an early age when I began experimenting in my mother�s kitchen. Starting with a small 2 year cooking course, I then went on to complete the intense program of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. After years in professional kitchens, I decided to pursue an endeavor of my own, and soon became a member of the American Personal Chef Association. My food philosophy is simply to use the freshest local ingredients; the least amount of time between the ground and the table, the better. I want to bring my knowledge, integrity and ability into your kitchen to make your life easier and a little more delicious. Allow me to give you A Gift of Thyme.


Veronica�s Professional Experience includes John Ash & Co., Elaine Bell Catering, Bay Leaf Restaurant, Assistant Producer of �Mouthful� with Chef Michele Anna Jordan and Executive Chef of the Inn at Occidental.


Affiliations, Contributions, Professional Experience and Awards:


  • 2008 Canine Companions �Celebrity Chef� Fundraiser � Silent Auction Contributor
  • American Personal Chef Association � Member in good standing since 2006
  • Savor the Moment / Generation Chefs � Active Employee
  • Food For Thought. - Sonoma County AIDS Food Bank� Active Volunteer
  • San Francisco Botanical Garden Society � Garden Feast 2006 Silent Auction �Personal Chef Services� Contributor with Star Route Farms
  • 2006 �Sonoma County Bites� Booth and Appetizer Sponsor
  • Food For Thought 2007 �Calabash� Volunteer Kitchen Staff
  • 2006 and 2007 Canine Companions �Celebrity Chef� Fundraiser � 2006 �Best Appetizer� Award
  • Food and Wine Pairing Honors and �Special Recognition� Award � California Culinary Academy
  • Associate of Occupational Studies � California Culinary Academy Le Cordon Bleu � San Francisco CA � 2003
  • Culinary Arts Degree - Santa Rosa Junior College � 2001







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