Patty completed an intensive culinary training program at the Atlantic Culinary Academy in Dover, NH and proudly brags that she was the oldest one in her class. She has been able to apply 25+ years of experience in the restaurant and catering business to several departments over her many years at Stonewall Kitchen including Cooking Class instruction, visual merchandising, food styling and working in our test kitchen and Cafe.
Patty has volunteered years of catering services, to help raise funds to restore the 100+ year old Fayerweather Light House in Black Rock, Connecticut and as the co-founder of the Olde Black Rock Lobster Festival, served more than 40,000 lbs. of lobsters over a 9 year period.
Patty describes herself as, "A butcher's daughter", and credits her dad for her love of food, an affection for liverwursts, giving back and having fun. The family business was lovingly referred to as "Beef House" and taught Patty just how big a side of beef is and the right way to treat customers!
She has enjoyed coaching softball and girls basketball through the years and loves entertaining with family and friends. Her favorite ingredients for a great time? Laughter, butter and beef, of course!