In January of 2019, before joining Alvarez & Marsal, I decided to start a cooking blog. I have always been a foodie, excited to try any new dish or cuisine that comes my way. Before January of 2019, though, I honestly would not have called myself much of a chef. Despite loving to eat a good meal, making time to actually cook was my last priority. With only so many hours in the day to work, exercise and spend time with friends and family, I would often turn to take-out or mac & cheese for dinner.
What’s Cooking with Kelly started after some New Year-inspired reflection when I found that, on the rare days I slowed down and prepared dinner, I felt happier. I realized that cooking was much more to me than the chore that comes before eating – it was this precious window of time where I could turn my brain off from everything, listen to music and create something to enjoy and share with people I love. I asked myself, “if you love it so much, why are you putting this on the back burner?”
There is something so intimate and special about spending time with people over wine in a kitchen that cannot be replicated in any other setting… I am very grateful to work with a team that prioritizes its people and making time for these moments of connection.