A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap.
— Mitch Hedberg

roasted beets, jalapenos, anaheims, pasillas, romas, portobella cap, lemon zest

roasted beets, jalapenos, anaheims, pasillas, romas, portobella cap, lemon zest

roasted pork tenderloin, tasting of local vegetables

roasted pork tenderloin, tasting of local vegetables

The Starving Spoon:
What I'm cooking, eating and recommending

(food blog... coming soon!)

I've been cooking as a passion since I was barely old enough to safely reach the back-burner of our family stove. It began as something I enjoyed doing, but then grew into something that fascinated me completely. Cooking combines so many of the elements in life that I value, like sharing, creating, taking risks and making people happy.

I'm generally booked for 2-3 private cooking engagements a year, which is more than enough, considering this is just something I have fun doing. I've been a guest chef at a downtown restaurant for a Fri-Sat weekend where we served a custom 4-course dinner to approximately 85 people. I've also written and cooked nearly a dozen multi-course tasting menus for clients, friends and parents of friends.

I love the process of making a new menu that blends what people think they want with a few twisting surprises that still fall within the original guidelines and goals, but also make the experience a lot of fun.

My upcoming food blog will focus on the food I've recently prepared, any upcoming culinary events that I'm cooking at and the things I really enjoy eating and recommend that you may enjoy as well.


The Starving Spoon will be located at www.starvingspoon.com (which currently is a whole lotta nothin', so no need to waste your time clicking, although now that I've said that, I'm sure a few people will try!). I'm working diligently to have it go live by July 1st, 2014.


*top image: dr pepper-braised pork shoulder, garlic, sesame, soy, baby bok choi, grilled sweet onion, gari