About Suzanne

 I come from a line of great home cooks.  My French grandmother prepared amazing meals when I was a child, all from scratch and from her heart.  She taught my mother to cook that way, and my mom taught me.  My passion for cooking was born.  It wasn't until I was in my 40's, however, that I decided to turn that passion into a business.

In 2006 I founded Cooking by the Bay, a personal chef service.  As the years passed, I became more and more interested in the relationship between food and health.  In an interest to better serve my clients, I enrolled in the Holistic and Therapeutic Culinary Arts Program at Bauman College.  In 2010 I graduated as a Certified Natural Chef with a strong desire to share the foundations of healthy cooking with others.

In the years since graduating I have continued my work as a personal chef, working primarily with clients who have special dietary needs due to allergies, intolerances or health conditions.  I am also a recipe developer, blogger, and cookbook editor & contributor (for two NYT bestselling authors).  And for the past seven years I have been teaching hands-on cooking classes in my home.

My mission is to show people that delicious and nutritious are not mutually exclusive.