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Get to Know The Flavorful Affair


I am a dedicated culinary professional with over 20 years of experience. I bring my love for life and playful personality to the kitchen and aim to create an unforgettable dining experience for all. My favorite dishes to prepare are the ones that take you back to a special moment in time the instant the flavors touch your tongue. As a chef, it is my job to understand the process the ingredients I use go through, from seedling to plate, to ensure flavors dance across your pallet in a creative way, weaving themselves into the fibers of your memories. 

I believe that food is an art form that connects people from different cultural backgrounds and walks of life together around the same shared experience of a meal. Inspiration for my dishes comes from a variety of international cuisines as well as the diverse ecology throughout my home state of Arizona.

Outside of the kitchen you can find me taking part in some of life's most exhilarating activities, such as snowboarding, mountain biking, going on backcountry excursions, or trying new outdoor adventures like rafting the Grand Canyon and learning how to surf in Costa Rica. This lifestyle has an effect on the bold and unique flavors I use to present each of my dishes in a way that entices all five senses at once.  

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