Hello! I’m Jen. I’m the crazy gal who dropped her entire life and went back to culinary school.
I have a slightly embarrassing obsession with food. It consumes my life in so many ways: cooking, learning, trying new cuisines, reading books and traveling the world in search of new culinary experiences. It is for this reason that I decided to change career paths and dive headfirst into the food industry.
I graduated from L’Academie de Cuisine in December 2010 and have been cooking and baking professionally ever since. I’ve worked as a line cook, pastry chef and cooking instructor. I’m currently working as a full time recipe developer, food photographer and blogger in Washington, DC. I’m also working on my first cookbook (well, technically my second. My first cookbook was for a brand). It’s a busy way of life but I love it.
My blog focuses on well-tested recipes, bold flavors and quality ingredients. All of the recipes are either my original creations or are adapted from cookbooks, food magazines and family recipes. When I created this site I was more of a cook than a baker, hence the name “Savory Simple.” As time has progressed I’ve developed more of a sweet tooth, so you’ll find a mix of both sweet and savory recipes on the site. Sometimes the joke around here is that my site should be called “Sweet Complicated.” But I do try to keep things relatively simple most of the time, for your sake and mine.
Feel free to contact me with questions, comments, or media inquires. I try to respond to as many emails as possible but due to volume, I can no longer respond to every PR request. If I feel we’re a good match, I will respond as soon as possible.
If you have a specific question, you may find the answer you’re seeking on my FAQ page.