Chef who became known for winning season 16 of the reality cooking series, Hell's Kitchen. She also won a head chef position at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at The Venetian Las Vegas.
She graduated from the Culinary Institue of Michigan and worked as an events chef in her hometown.
She found her passion for cooking after watching old episodes of Iron Chef on the Food Network and cooking for her brothers.
She was born and raised in Traverse City, Missouri. Her parents separated when she was younger.
She starred on Hell's Kitchen, which was hosted by head chef Gordon Ramsay.