“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” ~ Luciano Pavarotti
Susan began her professional cooking career in Saratoga Springs, NY, in 1993. From the start she’s been drawn to working with natural, wholesome foods.
She attended the Kushi Institute in Becket MA, where she honed her knife skills and studied the art of creating balance in the body through connecting with the world around us. She’s trained in the art of Macrobiotics and is a certified Metabolic Typing practitioner. She continues her studies in holistic nutrition and herbal medicine in her not-so-spare time.
She began teaching cooking classes in 1995 and still has just as much fun with them today!
She has enjoyed working with private clients and catering public events for more than a decade through her company, The Natural Kitchen. She has partnered with doctors and nutritionists since 2000, keeping their patients well nourished by creating meals based on dietary guidelines provided for each case.
Her style has been enriched by apprenticing with chefs of various cuisines on both the east and west coasts of the US.
Susan also brings culinary inspirations from her travels:
She and Scott lived in Europe while Scott completed a Masters degree. Together they’ve eaten their way through regions of Italy, France, Greece, Great Britain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, and three different stints in The Big Apple.
Her most recent project in New York City was to help launch the cafe at moomah, which opened its doors in TriBeCa in May of 2009.
The Natural Kitchen’s clients include a variety of high profile personalities, busy families on the go, people challenging illnesses, and plenty of folk who simply love to eat well but don’t necessarily love to cook.
Susan and Scott savor life in upstate New York, a perfect home base to enjoy the bountiful offerings of the northeast.