A native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Emily began her food career at a very young age, learning to make bread and pasta at her grandmother’s knee. Food was the touchstone in Emily’s Southern Italian family, so no one was surprised when she opted to get her degree in Home Economics, specializing in Food and Nutrition and pursue culinary arts.
After a seven-year restaurant career, she joined Canadian Living Magazine’s Test Kitchen where she created and tested recipes for the magazine, cookbooks and television show. Emily also worked alongside Bonnie Stern for a number of years at her cooking school, in Toronto, assisting many world-renowned chefs and cookbook authors. Emily now spends much of her time creating recipes for cookbooks, webinars, cooking classes, food companies and marketing boards just to name a few.
Emily surrounds her life with food and family, whether it’s cooking at home for family and friends or virtually through online classes or recipe videos. The love for family and food is always there, which is part of her Italian family upbringing. “I live by a very simple philosophy,” says Emily. “Live, love, cook! I think these are the three most important ingredients to a full and happy life. My life is food and I want to invite everyone in to enjoy the experience.” Mangia bene, sempre! (Eat well, always)