Linda is a chef instructor at the International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California – San Francisco. She is the Author of Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks, honored as a finalist for a James Beard Cookbook Award and for the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Julia Child First Book Award. Linda has taught cooking classes aboard the Holland American cruise ship line and was dean at the California Culinary Academy. In addition she has cooked in several San Francisco Bay Area restaurants and owned and operated a catering business and co-produced a series of televised cooking shows. Originally from New England, Linda now resides in Oakland, California.