My love and interest in cooking began when I was young and was the assistant cook to my Mom. Out of 4 girls, I was the one who enjoyed being in the kitchen the most.
In college, I worked for a large 4 star hotel and was a prep and line cook for the restaurant and catering department, learning an abundance about the basics of cooking. After college, I worked for Starbucks Coffee Co. and was the gourmet food buyer and product developer where my love and appreciation for quality food and ingredients really grew.
I started my own cookie company, Firefly Fandango in 2002. We created high end decorated cookies & candies, selling to large retailers such as Williams-Sonoma, Crate and Barrel and Marshall Fields. I sold the business in 2007 and began to do some consulting work for Sur La Table where I became a Culinary Instructor and taught classes in their Kirkland store.
I began FrogLegs out of my love for all types of celebrations! I am tickled that children are finding such joy out of cooking and working with their hands and minds!