Born: Detroit Michigan


  1974 Cordon Bleu Cooking School London, England, 1974 

Cité Université, Paris, France.
Paris Grand Opera: Studied under André Bogé.

  1955 Harvard Summer School
  1954-59 University of Michigan BA English
  1940-54 Liggett School for Girls, Grosse Pointe, Michigan

- Food writer Daily Commercial:
- AFJ Association Food Journalists
- ACF American Culinary Federation
- Gulf to Lakes Chefs Association
- ServSafe
- Lake Front TV Back of the House:

  2006 - Sake, the autobiography of a cat that changed history
- Member ACF Gulf to Lakes Chefs & Cooks Association
- Certified Food Safety Manager – National Registry of Food Safety Professionals
  2004 First Place Fiction Award short story, A Dime In Time
  2005, 06 Guest Informant Jacksonville-St. Augustine centerfold
  2005, 06 Guest Informant Tampa-St. Petersburg centerfold
  2005, 06 Guest Informant Orlando centerfold
  2004 The Bounty of Central Florida, Wimmer & Co.
  1995+ IACP
  2000+ The Association of Food Journalists
  1999- 2004 Daily Commercial: Restaurant Critic: The Frolicking Foodie
  1999- 2004 Daily Commercial Lake/Sumter Counties Newspaper weekly food writer front page food section
  1995 Editor Zagat U.S. Hotel, Resort & Spa Survey ( Florida and Michigan)
  1993 Editor Zagat U.S. Hotel, Resort & Spa Survey ( Florida and Michigan)
  1992, 93 Editor Zagat Miami/So. Florida Restaurant Survey
  1988 The New Tradition Cookbook, endorsed by Craig Claiborne, James Villas, Pierre Franey, Jean Anderson, Marion Gorman.
  1981+ Confrérie de la Châine des Rotisseurs
  1983 Etiquette Neiman Marcus, proceeds to The March of Dimes.
  1977-82 Food Editor Panax newspaper
  1962-85 Operated private dining facility (lunch for designers and their clients test kitchen for newspaper column and first cook book) at Imports for the Trade.
  1962-1994 Imports for the Trade, founder and co-owner with Robert (Buddy) Hart
  1959 Tutored English at Lighthouse for the Blind – New York City
"Marquis' Who's Who In America", 1990-2004
"Southern Cooking", Craig Claiborne, cookbook 1987. Recipe for Baked Snapper featured with credit.
"Miami Herald" Profiled in1982
"Dominique" dedicated cookbook
"New York Times Food Editor" April 7, 1982 – Featured with recipes in, Craig Claiborne
"Social Magazine" Contributor to, Miami
"South Florida Magazine" Contributor to
"Gastronome Magazine" Honored by
"Gastronome Magazine" Contributor to
"Vanidades Magazine" Article and pictures Lady Di's recipes Buckingham Palace
"Gourmet Magazine" March, 1967, April, 1983

Anthony House refuge for the homeless. Cooking, food safety, nutrition

  2002-2010 President, Friends of the W.T. Bland Public Library
  1985 “Outstanding Woman of the Year” Miami Ballet Society
  1986-2000 Chairman of Judges Kahlua Bake-Off Project Newborn, Univ. of Miami
    Founder St. Francis Saints St Francis Hospital – Chairman Auction-Ball
    Chairman Red Ribbon Day Student Bake-Off - Dade County Schools
  1980-95 Board of Directors: Children’s Psychiatric Center
  1976-77 President Parents’ Association Ransom-Everglades School
  1973-1986 March of Dimes: Guest Speaker Miami inner city schools - Healthy Bodies for Healthy Babies - teaching cooking skills to teens.
  1980-85 March of Dimes: Chairman Gourmet Gala
  1976-1995 Board Member March of Dimes
    March of Dimes: Food Chairman Superwalk/Walk America (10,000 hot dogs, etc)
  1975-85 Board of Trustees Museum of Science, Miami
  1975-80 Gourmet Cooking Courses for benefit of Museum of Science
  1973-77 Decorations Chairman Orange Bowl Luncheon
  1975-77 Museum of Science, Miami, Florida: President Sponsors
  1967-69 Brownie Leader
  1960-1980 Zonka, University of Miami Recording for the Blind.
    Board member Children’s Home Society Miami, Florida
  1948-54 Detroit, Michigan: Recorded children’s books for the blind

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Food Protection Manager Certification Examination Exp. 9/14/2015