I wanted to become a DC Dame because a space like this where women support other women in their endeavors is critical to the future success of the human race.
My favorite thing about the DC dining scene is the endless variety -- I can have banh mi for lunch, puttanesca for dinner and buckwheat blueberry pancakes for breakfast, all within walking distance from the Metro. (Do I like carbs or what?)
I think the biggest challenge in the world of food today is figuring out how to feed 50 billion people in the not-too-distant future. But the good news is, even one person with one idea can make a difference. My goal is to find them and tell their stories.
If I were a kitchen utensil, I'd be tongs because they can do anything!
My advice to people wanting a culinary career is just do it.
My motto is: You're a leader. The world is waiting for your instruction.