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 from Cornell university. 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!
Fleet Week New York with Bobby Deen, The Best Sandwich in Chicago Competition with co-host Adam Richman, Duff Goldman and Godiva Chocolatiers, The Next Food Network’s Jeff Mauro, Support Our Troops with Sunny Anderson, Share Our Strength with Melissa D’ Arabian, Aspen Food and Wine Festival, Stella and Sliders at the Napa Valley Film Festival, World Food Champions Emcee with Robin Leach and Louie Anderson, Cooking with Friends’ Nick Stellino, and the Cooking Channel’s Eden Grinshpan. Kari has also appeared on the Cooking Channel’s hit show “From the Kitchen’s Of,” featuring host Brigitte Nguyen, ABC Morning News, WGN, Wine Channel TV, The New York Blogger Summit, The Travel Channel, and The Lifetime Network.