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.
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