Education

2017                 B.F.A Cum laude, Painting, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

2011                  A.A.S Magna cum laude, Culinary Arts, Mountwest Community Technical College, Huntington, WV

2012                 The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY (Culinary Arts courses)

2012                 South Africa Culinary Arts Externship, Cape Town, South Africa

 

Experience

2017-  present  Visual Artist, Leah Gore

2018                Intern, NOMA 2.0, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017                Chef, La Famiglia Restaurant, Huntington, WV

2017                Head Chef and Menu Development, J.Q Dickinson Farm to Table Wine- Paired Dinner, Malden, WV

2017               Intern, Juliet Art Museum at the Clay Center, Charleston, WV

2017                Head Chef and Menu Development, West Virginia Farm to Table Dinner, Hudson Farms, Charleston, WV

2014- 2016      Kitchen Crew, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Barboursville, WV

2016                Dandelion Festival Head Chef, Huntington,WV

2015-2016       Head Chef and Menu Development, Heirloom Mobile Kitchen, Huntington, WV

2014                 Stagier, Alinea, Chicago, IL

2013- 2014       Chef de Cuisine, The Captain Linnell House, Orleans, MA

2013                 Bread Baker, PB Boulangerie, Wellfleet, MA

2012                 Chef de Partie/ Extern, The Greenhouse, Cape Town, South Africa

2010-2011        Jamie Oliver's Kitchen Assistant, Huntington’s Kitchen, Huntington, WV

2010-2011        Kitchen Manager, Mountwest Community Technical College, Huntington, WV

2010                 Chef de Partie, The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV

 

Awards

2017                 West Virginia Boss Babes Spotlight, Charleston, WV

2016                 Black History Month Design Competition Honorable Mention, Huntington, WV

2016- 2017       Dr. Stewart H. Smith Memorial Scholarship, Huntington, WV

2016                 Houvouras Scholarship, Huntington, WV

2014- 2017       Marshall University Dean’s List

2014-2016        Marshall University Faculty Art Department Scholarship, Huntington, WV

2011                 Mountwest Community Technical College Chicago Travel Scholarship, Huntington, WV

 

Exhibition

2018                Group Exhibition, Nevertheless She Persisted, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

2017                Group Exhibition, 2017 Group Show, Romano and Associates, Charleston, WV

2017                Group Exhibition, Snap Crackle Pop, Apartment Earth Gallery, Charleston, WV

2017                Group Exhibition, Phobia, Apartment Earth Gallery, Charleston, WV

2017                 Contributing Artist, WV Fierce and Free Women's Reproductive Rights Exhibition, Charleston, WV

2017                 Emerging Artist Exhibition, Gallery Eleven, Charleston, WV

2017                 Solo Exhibition, Deus ex Machina, Clay Center, Charleston, WV

2017                 Group Exhibition, BFA Thesis Exhibition, Carroll Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

2017                 Group Exhibition, Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Birke Gallery, Marshall

                         University, Huntington, WV

2016                 Solo Exhibition, Dandelion Festival Emerging Artist, Huntington, WV

Loan

2017                Long Term Loan, Steptoe and Johnson PLLC, Huntington, WV

Commission

2017              John Strickland, Large Steel Sculpture, Charleston, WV

Volunteer

2017                WV Fierce and Free Women's Reproductive Rights Exhibition- Contributing Artist

2016                 River Cities Harvest Foodbank Cookbook- Food Stylist

2016                 Empty Bowls Facing Hunger Foodbank Ceramic Bowls Fundraiser

2016                 Heirloom Mobile Kitchen- Social Media, Saturday Farmer’s Market Co-op Liaison

2014                 River and Rail Bakery- Menu Development and Photography

2012                 James Beard Foundation Awards NYC- Catering Assistant

 

Organizations

2017                West Virginia Creative Network Member, Tamarack Foundation

2012- 2016      American Culinary Federation Member

2011                 Phi Theta Kappa Honorary Society- Secretary

 

October 11, 2017- "On the Rise" Charleston Gazette newspaper story written by Jennifer Gardner

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/life/food_and_dining/local-chef-takes-her-skills-to-the-next-level/article_629e243b-d488-55d8-a470-9424f8788c53.html