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







A Gift of Thyme 2007
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