• Biggest influence: My grandma, Joyce, for teaching me how to make buttercream frosting.
  • Favorite chain restaurant: Krispy Kreme.
  • Most underrated ingredient: Honey.
  • Most overrated ingredient: Sriracha.
  • Biggest food/baking travesty: When the crust on a Crème brûlée is too thick or too grainy.
  • Favorite breakfast: Beef bul-go-gi omelet from Forever Young’s Diner in Johnstown, N.Y.
  • How do you like your eggs? Fried, over medium.
  • Favorite Upstate New York food: I can't pick just one! Chocolate jumbles, half moon cookies, Pastabilities’ Hot Tomato Oil and Croghan Bologna.
  • Favorite pizza topping: White pizza with sausage, mushrooms, spinach and ricotta.
  • Favorite childhood dinner: One-pan chicken, sausage, and potatoes.
  • Favorite Upstate New York beer: Genesee Salted Caramel Chocolate Porter.
  • Genny or Utica Club? Genny!
  • Favorite cookbook: Ovenly, Four and Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book, Milk Bar Cookbook.
  • Snappy griller, Coney or white hot? Snappy griller!
  • Favorite Upstate NY destination: Cooperstown!