About

Hi, I'm Jenn -- Chef, Mother and Educator (and nerd)  

I've always been a maker of things.  Some time around 2008 I jumped on the blogging bandwagon as a way to share my recipes and projects with an audience beyond my friends and family. I started as "Rook No. 17", which was re-branded to Jennuine in 2015 to better reflect the genuine me.  I blog for fun, with no particular agenda or timeline, and at the whim of my current fancies and fascinations.  

Career:  I teach a 4-year High School Culinary Arts program, part of ProStart from the National Restaurant Association   I am also an adjunct college professor.  I love teaching, working with young adults and inspiring others to explore the joy of being creative in the kitchen.  My background runs the gamut from high tech to a brief stint in television to owning a small home furnishings and folk art store to creating custom 3D cakes for special events.  Teaching is my passion, and I'm blessed that my journey has led me here.  

Family:  I have a wonderful, supportive husband, and five amazing kids.  There's never a dull moment, especially with our extended family of dogs, cats, fish, birds and reptiles.  We live on the California Coast, where I grew up, in a small town we dearly love.

New Posts?:  Prioritizing family and career has led me to a 2-year hiatus.  However, I've been active during that time developing foolproof recipes for beginning through advanced young chefs, testing extensively and coming up with some real gems.  I plan to start sharing them here at Jennuine in 2019.  

Thank you for visiting!
Be kind and shake your sparkle everywhere!




Thanks for visiting!
--Jenn

2 comments:

  1. your cakes are so amazing! they are so realistic.
    do you ever post your basic chocolate and vanilla cake recipes? I am in need of dense cake recipes.
    thank you!

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  2. your cakes are so amazing! they are so realistic.
    do you ever post your basic chocolate and vanilla cake recipes? I am in need of dense cake recipes.
    thank you!

    ReplyDelete

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