For Catering and Personal Chef Services see my other website at www.livewelleatsmart.com.

or email me at Connie@fastandfreshfood.com

Why do I feel I need to inflict my opinion about cooking, restaurants and cookbooks on the world?  Because I truly believe that it is vitally important to play with your food.   Disregard what your mother said when you were young and just play.  I cook 8-12 hours a day professionally and then go home and cook for my family.  I read cookbooks in bed at night like novels.  I become mesmerized by sauteing veggies popping and dancing in olive oil.  I peer over the mixing bowl and watch delightedly as the dough changes during kneading.  I can get giddy over good cheese,  a rich olive can make me swoon and a crisp perfect salad will stay in my mind for days after I eat it.  Ok, so that may be weird but it is who I am.  I have been cooking professionally for years.  I have catered over 300 events in Boulder Colorado, my biggest being 2400 people for the Democratic party victory party during the last presidential election.  I plated appetizers and sobbed with happiness.  I ran a successful dinner delivery business in Boulder Colorado and transitioned into running a business that provided healthy school lunches.  Mostly organic and all made from scratch.  Then I made a leap to owning a business that provided cafeteria services at the Department of Commerce in Boulder Colorado.  I loved all of those jobs but decided to step back and focus on my family more.  Owning your own business means you never get to clock out and my work week was usually 60+ hours every week.  I cooked for the last year and a half for a retreat center in the mountains and enjoyed the challenge of changing a mostly pre-made and very un-healthy menu into a kitchen  that provided all foods made from scratch.  It was a challenge but very fun.  I am now back living and cooking in Boulder, Colorado.  This delightful community snuggled up against the Rocky Mountains is full of foodie shops, fantastic restaurants and a constant steam of festivals, events and food related gatherings.  I could not live in a better place.  When I am not cooking or hanging out with my family you can find me on one of the many trails that wind into the foothills around Boulder.  So many lovely trails, so little time…