Chef Karen has been a head chef and Food Network competitor
Shmeal connects you with the best personal chefs in your neighborhood (like Chef Karen), so you can order their meals, and have amazing food experiences every day.
Get to know Chef Karen in this Q&A, and order her meals on Shmeal in the Lakeview neighborhood!
Q: What’s your cooking background?
Karen: From an early age I was enamored with food and the connection between family, culture, heritage and customs that create ritual meals. Family celebrations and good times all begin and end at the table.
Q: Where did you grow up? What kind of food did you grow up with?
Karen: My youth was spent as a traditional valley girl in the suburbs of Los Angeles. My mother was a burgeoning foodie and took her family on the ride. From the age of 13 I spent my weekends working at the Kosher catering hall that my mother managed. I fell in love the bustle and smells of the kitchen, the comradery of the crew and working together to supply a delicious meal fit for the celebration at hand.
Q: Anything else we should know about you and your cooking?
Karen: My favorite part of cooking is being able to share my creations with people. Working with Shmeal is a way to create independently and to sustain and entertain the taste buds of my neighbors.