Hey there! I am Jenn from Grand Rapids, MI.
I started working in professional kitchens at the age of 14 (I promise I had a work permit). I continued to work in the food industry until I graduated from college. As I tried to decide on a college major, it came down to medical school or culinary school. Ultimately, I decided to combine my love of science and food to pursue a degree in Dietetics.
I graduated with my degree in Dietetics from Michigan State University (Go Green!) and after a year of internship became a Registered Dietitian. Shortly after that, I tackled a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and graduated from Central Michigan University (Fire Up Chips!) in December 2017. While finishing my Master’s degree, I decided I NEEDED to get back into the culinary side of food. I began attending the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College and never looked back.
I wear many hats in the food and nutrition world. Currently, I am working in the following areas :
- Personal Chef/Private small catering events
- Cooking Classes
- Food and Nutrition Blogging.
- Catch my most recent feature on The Kitchn here
- Recipe Development and Food Photography.
- Televised Media Segments.
- Food liaison for GRNow.com
On top of all that, I have a really great husband and the silliest Siberian Husky you will ever meet. Life is busy but I thrive on being busy and meeting as many new people as possible. I am always ready for a new adventure!
I enjoy collaborating with food companies to help promote their products. If you are a part of a company looking for a health representative, please visit my media page.
Here are some of my deepest darkest secrets:
- Favorite food? Pizza, bonus points if it contains prosciutto
- Favorite beverage? Coffee
- Morning or Evening Person? Morning
- Favorite animal? Besides dogs, I love capybaras!
- Favorite Color? Green…Michigan State Green
- Culinary Hero? Alton Brown
My goal is to provide you with easy healthy recipes, teach you some of the science behind the food you are eating, and hopefully show you that all foods can fit into your life (even pizza).
Jenny with the good eats logo design courtesy of Mark C. Tomczak Illustrations