The name Chaia Cucina is linguistically rooted in both Hebrew and Italian and translates literally and figuratively as “Lifegiving Kitchen”. Chaia Cucina is quite simply the distillation of everything I love doing: cooking, designing, providing, entertaining, learning, creating, and of course, eating. Food innately has the incredible capacity to nurture the spirit in so many ways; it can be stimulating, powerful, sensual, energizing. It can provide a window into history or create a pathway to experiencing something new. For these reasons amongst myriad others, I have committed my life and work to learning about, understanding, and exposing all of the power food possesses and to honoring the place where it is infused with love; the kitchen. If I can help people appreciate and enjoy the beautiful gift a great meal can be, I have done what I set out to do. I look forward to working with you and to enhancing your life through food.