When I was growing up good food and friends were always the center of any celebration. My lifelong love of cooking began in my mother's kitchen. My mother would cook dinner every day and it was a mix of Filipino, Chinese and American foods. She never used recipes when she cooked and I was able pick up that skill. I was always in the kitchen and I loved to go grocery shopping. In fact one of my favorite things to do when we visited the Philippines was to go to the "Market". This market had everything from fresh vegetables to freshly butchered meat. I like the sights, sounds, and some smells of the market. I have been cooking for friends and family for over 25 years. This life long love started early and is still alive and kicking.

Since I have long been passionate about great food, I have always enjoyed preparing exceptional meals. Although I have an extensive repertoire of recipes, what I value most is preparing dishes that appeal to my clients' personal tastes. To update my repertoire, I have taken a variety of culinary classes, and attend various culinary seminars to keep abreast of the latest culinary trends. I subscribe to a variety of cooking magazines and collect cookbooks. Although I spent over 10 years in technical support and quality assurance industry, I am finally doing what I love most...cooking!

This is my Mission Statement:

"I enable individuals and families with active and busy lifestyles to maximize their time and reduce their stress. I accomplish this by doing the weekly menu planning; grocery shopping, cooking and kitchen clean up. When I leave, the refrigerator is filled with meals ready to eat, the kitchen will be clean and the house is filled with tantalizing aromas to tickle your taste buds."

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University and an Associate Science Degree in Culinary Arts from San Joaquin Delta College. I am a proud member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and the American Personal Chef Association.

                                    -Chef Anne-Marie
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