History



Established in 2007
I am not sure how many of you out there have ever seen or are familiar with the Donny Deutsch show that used to air on CNBC but that is what I refer to when I talk about my story of how Simmer and Sear came about.

Simmer and Sear was born from a deep down feeling to follow my dream apart from the 10 plus years I had already spent in the career I went to College for.  After 10 years of skipping around from design job to design job and never really feeling completely satisfied or content(except for a 4 year stint as a head designer for Herman Miller) I had realized that I spent every waking hour outside of the office cooking for boyfriends and 20 or so of my closest friends everyday and every weekend.

I was addicted to the Food Network and constantly reading cookbooks trying new recipes everyday, kinda of a "Julie and Julia" type of obsession. After a few weeks in a row of really hard days at the office and in the field I came home one day and thought to myself, "I really don't want to work for anyone anymore and wished I could start my own business".  It only took a day for me to realize what that business needed to be about, cooking! I had already been doing a little bit of side work in cooking as a Sous Chef after my 9-5 job to fill my cooking needs. That started my idea of what to do with my cooking talents. I have always been an entertainer of guests, a great party host, very organized, creative and super social. So I mixed all that up in a bowl and out came Simmer and Sear!

These past 5 years have been so successful, beyond my wildest dreams! I have been featured in the local Daily Candy twice, I won 5th place in a contest for the best cooking classes in all of San Francisco AND I was featured in an article in the New York Times!! I have held strong on the front page at the top of Google search results for anything "cooking" in San Francisco and it just keeps getting better. I couldn't do it without my amazing clients I have had over the years that's for sure!

So that's it in a nutshell! :)