-I’m Chef Alina
Or, should I say, that’s what I’ve answered to the most for the past 18 years. Mom is a close second and before that, I was just Alina or Ali which is still what my friends and family call me.
For the past two decades I have made my living as a professional chef, owning and operating bakeries and restaurants. I have appeared numerous times on Food Network (videos here) and I have been a featured chef at the prestigious James Beard Foundation twice. My greatest joy is sharing my knowledge and passion for all things food both as a mentor and teacher of young chefs and through my website and social media channels.
I’m a firm believer in the power of fitness and whole foods and I am living proof of the difference it can make. Hypothyroid and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis run on both sides of my family and I have both.
Join me as I share ways to stay healthy in the kitchen, happily give in to indulgence on a regular basis, and live an active, balanced lifestyle!