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7334 n concord Avenue, Portland, OR 97217


Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT                                                                            May 2005
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy; Phi Beta Kappa; honors thesis on aesthetic theory.

University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy                                                                           Spring 2004
Coursework in Italian history, art, literature, cuisine; extensive travel throughout Italy.


Chehalem, Newberg, OR                                                                          August – December 2011
Harvest Intern
            Worked with Pinot Noir and various aromatic white varietals. Assisted at all phases of
production from vineyard sampling to barreling down.

Maialino, New York, NY                                                                     September 2009 – June 2011
Sous Chef
Part of opening management team. Involved in development of all aspects of kitchen, with particular concentration on  pasta – both in menu development and on the line – and on expediting service.

Gramercy Tavern, New York, NY                                                                May 2007 – June 2009
Line Cook
Progressed through entire hot line, with emphasis on pasta, meat roast, and fish roast. Deepened my understanding of the farm-to-table ethos and heightened my regard for simplicity in cooking.

Franny's, Brooklyn, NY                                                                           February - December 2006
Line Cook
            Proficient at all stations, including wood-fired oven. Familiarity with Italian meat-curing     techniques. Developed awareness of and respect for seasonality in cooking.

Podere Il Casale (Organic farm), Tuscany, Italy                                             August 2005 - January 2006
WWOOF Volunteer
            Developed agricultural, culinary, and viticultural skills. Encountered and engaged
            diverse cultures and value systems. Cultivated an appreciation of the importance of organic
            and sustainable choices and attitudes. 

Vineyards Wine Shop, Albany, NY                                                                              Summer 2005
            Wine consultant for patrons. Participated in weekly tastings with industry professionals.

Skills and interests

Italian fluency; Spanish proficiency; TEFL certified; writing; jazz; travel.