A Season 3 finalist in the popular FOX MasterChef cooking competition program, Anna was born and raised on a small island in the Pacific Northwest. Anna spent over two years abroad, studying language and culinary arts in Denmark, France, Italy and Spain. One of her most unique experiences and greatest accomplishments was walking over 750 miles on a solo trek across France and Spain on el Camino de Santiago. It was along this dusty path that she had her first whole roasted trout, sipped from a fountain of wine and discovered her love of flan.
Her time spent along the Mediterranean greatly impacted her style of cooking with an emphasis on simple, clean flavors and healthy ingredients. Not only does she see food as a vehicle for health and nourishment but also as a form of self expression and motivation to build community, slow down and savor the moment.