“I cook professionally, but it’s still my main hobby at home as well.”

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Hailee is a pro cook in Logan Square

Get to know Hailee in this Q&A and get her “Vegetable yellow curry with coconut rice,” TONIGHT (9/18), THURSDAY (9/19) and FRIDAY (9/20) from 6-8PM! Follow her on Insta @hailscatalano!

Q: How did you first learn to cook and what’s your cooking background?

Hailee: I first got interested in cooking from cooking Sunday dinner with my grandma. This love for cooking and eating eventually led me to culinary school in New York. I have been working in professional kitchens for four years now!

Q: What can you tell us about the dish you’re making and what inspired it?

Hailee: I am making a Thai yellow curry with coconut rice this week. It’s inspired by my travels to Thailand. It’s my interpretation of a curry I had while there!

Hailee’s “Vegetable yellow curry with coconut rice.” Thai inspired curry with sweet potatoes, eggplant, zucchini, peppers and snap peas. Served with coconut rice and fried shallots.

Q: What do you like to eat?

Hailee: I love to eat Southeast Asian food and enjoy using locally sourced ingredients.

Q: Anything else we should know about you and your cooking?

Hailee: I cook professionally, but it’s still my main hobby at home as well. I’m super excited to be able to share what I make at home with others!

Follow Hailee on Shmeal and get her “Vegetable yellow curry with coconut rice,” TONIGHT (9/18), THURSDAY (9/19) and FRIDAY (9/20) from 6-8PM! ❤

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