Emily, the “Cozumel Chef”, was not always an island dweller and not always a chef (professionally speaking). She was brought up in the United States, primarily in New Jersey, and earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College. Following college, Emily went straight into a corporate environment and worked in management.

During this time, Emily spent many evenings after work dabbling in cookbooks, watching Top Chef and spending much of her income dining out. She realized that food was not just three square meals a day; it was a way of life and the thought “What am I going to eat next?” was always on her mind. Emily decided to follow this calling and enrolled in culinary school at the French Culinary Institute in New York City.

Emily is now a classically trained French Chef. She has apprenticed at a number of French and New American restaurants in New York and New Jersey. Now on Cozumel Island, Emily is pursuing a passion for food and life. She is bringing a new spin to Mexican flavor and “home-away-from-home” dining. Modernizing classic Mexican with a French technique flare, Emily provides a unique culinary experience to remember.

Bon appétit ! ¡Buen apetito!

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