ABOUT ME

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My personal journey with cooking has been long, but rewarding and has included Culinary school—encompassing over 20 years’ professional experience spanning from East to West Coasts in James Beard and Michelin awarded restaurants.


My Culinary perspective is simple, with the belief that food should not only taste good, but also be good for you. I best describe my food as Farm to Table, with the emphasis on simple and seasonal ingredients that are sustainable to the product and it’s producers.


A love of cookbooks and entertaining has been the inspiration and driving force of Your Traveling Gourmet—the In-Home Catering side of Shannon René Cooks, for the Food Lover seeking a Culinary Adventure with restaurant appeal in the comfort of home.


So, whether it’s a Meal Solution or a Culinary Adventure you seek, I invite you to take a seat at your own table and allow Shannon René Cooks and Your Traveling Gourmet to create your next food story!