Hey there, my name is Catie.
I was born in Roselle Park, NJ & now live in Houston, TX. A chemical engineering degree & an oil & gas job brought me down south in 2014 & in April 2017 I chose to explore a career in food & holistic health.
As a person who very heavily relied on approval & admiration, it was not an easy move. I knew that I couldn’t stay, but what would I move to that wouldn’t look like a downgrade? Or just another millennial abandoning all responsibilities? I searched the answers by filling my calendar & started to teach cooking classes, write a blog, become certified as a Holistic Health Coach, get my 200 hr Yoga Teacher Certification, practice Reiki, take personal development courses & read/listened to countless books to find what I was “missing”.
Almost 3 years later I have arrived at food. I have stopped (for the most part) trying to prove myself & instead follow my curiosities, use my hands & place more value on experience than a piece of paper.
I now work as the front of house manager at Pondicheri Bake Lab + Shop, a job that keeps me on my toes, inspired & immersed in the possibilities creating amazing food. I have had the opportunity to help start & maintain their online recipe hub india1948.com & coordinate bi-monthly cooking classes. AKA a dream job.
On my own I am an everyday student of plant-based cuisine. I cook for myself, my friends, teach cooking classes, run Spread the Health, cater private events & work with individuals & groups to understand & overcome their cravings.
If you would like to collaborate or are interested in chatting send me an email, I would love to hear from you.
Hope that we get to cook together :)
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