Cara comes from an Italian family. Being raised in New York, her mom and grandmother cooked up savory dishes. Her Grandmother is Sicilian from Palermo, Sicily. My parents both worked, and when I would get home from school, she would help her grandmother cook. That is where her passion for cooking and creating food art comes from. Not realizing how much she loved her home in the kitchen, she decided to be in the beauty industry for 20+ years, where she traveled the country as a platform artist for a major hair product manufacturer.
One day she had an opportunity to return to school and achieve her Associate’s Degree in Culinary and Business. She continues to earn her Bachelors of Applied science in Nutrition and Business.
Cara previously has been an Executive Chef / Director of Dining for 8+ years. She has worked at Compass Group, one of the largest food service vendors/companies worldwide. She was most recently the Director of Dining for a senior living community where she created the menus and implemented Covid dining procedures & policies for the company. To ensure the safety of the residents & staff.
Cara is a wife, mother of 3, and an animal lover! She has 4 dogs, 1 puppy, 2 cats & 1 desert tortoise. You can find her spending time with her family on the weekends, either camping, fishing, practicing archery and traveling abroad.