Chef Taz’s culinary origins lie in her German Jewish heritage. After initially studying public relations, she became increasingly interested in working with food and the way people eat and decided to pursue courses in culinary science and hospitality before launching her career as a chef by interning in Lemaire, the signature restaurant in Richmond, VA’s historic Jefferson hotel. In her pursuit of the best food and produce Chef Taz’s culinary journey has taken her all over Europe and she is now the co-owner of Die Kuche, specializing in high-end European tapas and the economic development company Chef’s Infusion. Passionate about the relationships between agriculture, what goes on the table and addressing the problem of urban food deserts, she founded Chefing, LLC with her business partner and mother. Chef Taz’s goal is to change lives with the production of good food regardless of social and economic status.