Hi, I’m the Jeannine behind Jeannine’s Cuisine.
At various times in my life I’ve been a ballet dancer, bartender, soldier, government employee, line cook, pastry chef, business owner, and now blogger.
I spent most of my childhood and adult life dreaming of becoming a chef. My parents are adventurous cooks, and they gave me a curiosity about food and a love of different cuisines from around the world at a very young age. A 23-year military career afforded me the opportunity to live and travel around the world and exposed me to the food of many different cultures.
After retiring from the Army, I was finally able to turn my dream of becoming a chef a reality. I attended L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and then worked at a fine-dining restaurant in Annapolis, Maryland; first as a line cook and later as the Pastry Chef. Additionally, I started a personal chef business, the original Jeannine’s Cuisine.
I have since returned to full-time employment, but once the “food bug” has bitten, there is no going back. This blog is my way of keeping one foot in the culinary world.
The food philosophy behind Jeannine’s Cuisine was summed up perfectly by Julia Child, “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces — just good food from fresh ingredients.” I believe food tastes best and is better for you when it’s made from scratch with the best ingredients you can find.
Welcome to Jeannine’s Cuisine.