Ann Baker

I’ve been in the food and wine “biz” now for almost 17 years now. Starting way back when.. I had an early sort of mid-life crisis and decided I would quit a managerial position at a large downtown ad agency in pursuit of a culinary degree. I survived the professional certificate program at the Cooking & Hospitality Institute of Chicago (now a division of Cordon Bleu). The years that followed have included jobs in catering, working as a personal chef, teaching, writing, and most importantly…becoming a mom.

As life has a way of coming full circle, I am now back to working an administrative job, managing schedules for my very busy family, serving on the board of a local community theatre. And whenever I get the chance, to cook as much as possible.

Surrounding yourself with good friends and great food is what it’s all about. I love sharing my passion, one recipe at a time. Enjoy!