What is your most vivid food memory? Dinner at Nihonryori RyuGin in Tokyo was an experience that I will never forget. I was overcome with joy when I ordered sake and they brought over a tray filled with the most dazzling Edo Kiriko sake cups that I have ever seen, from which I was directed to choose my perfect vessel. Every dish was outstanding, and the icing on the cake was at the end of the meal when a friend took us to the loft above the restaurant to visit and feed Chef Yamamoto’s beloved pet owls. This was an experience I would never have in the US and is everything I love about traveling and exploring new cultures.
What do you love most about working in Wayzata? The people! Our guests have truly become our family. Of all the restaurants I have ever worked in I have never felt such a profound sense of community.
What are your favorite hobbies outside of work? I love to travel, work with my husband in our flower and vegetable garden, and spend long afternoons cooking.