Hi, I'm Kari! growing up in a military family afforded me the opportunity to travel, which introduced me at an early age to many different cultures. with each journey i began to fall even more in love with their unique culinary cuisines and I've been exploring in the kitchen and sharing HAPPY, HEALTHY, HUMBLE FOOD ever since!
I graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago and am currently attaining my Nutritionist Degree. i love spending time helping others in their journey to a healthy lifestyle through personal coaching, writing for a variety of nutrition magazines, and traveling in search of the perfect healthy meal!
I am proud to be Executive Chef of Kenmore Appliances and the Taste of Home Live Chef!
APPEARANCES & CONTRIBUTOR
The Cooking Channel’s hit show “From the Kitchen’s Of,”, The Travel Channel, ABC Morning News (National), The Lifetime Network, WGN - Chicago and countless other Local Networks, Wine Channel TV, Host Foodies Television Pilot, The New York Blogger Summit, Kenmore 100 Year Cookbook, Livemore.com, Ovation Cookbook, Dash Magazine
EVENT HOSTING & EMCEE
Aspen Food and Wine Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival, World Food Championship Emcee with Robin Leach and Louie Anderson, Hosted Cooking with Friends’ Nick Stellino and the Cooking Channel’s Eden Grinshpan. Fleet Week New York Emcee with Bobby Deen, Co-host of The Best Sandwich in Chicago Competition with co-host Travel Channel Star Adam Richman, Truffle Talk with Food Network Star Duff Goldman, Kenmore product launch with The Next Food Network’s Star Jeff Mauro, Support Our Troops with Sunny Anderson, Emcee of Culinary Fight Club, Emcee McDonald's Best of the Best French Fry Competition, Host of Chicago Ideas Week
Godiva Chocolatiers, Sears, Kenmore, Craftsman, Diehard, Le Creuset, Taste of Home Magazine, Almeda Lab, Kind Bar, Dometic