Kathleen’s current role as Chef/Owner of Pine22 & The Rusty Spoon allow her to bring her passions main stream.
Kathleen was a participating chef for the 2008 James Beard Foundation Awards Gala, recognizing artisan Florida. A Golden Whisk Award nominee recognized by her peers for Excellence in the Kitchen for Women Chefs & Restaurateurs. She also received the Start Changing nomination for 2007 Ace Award "Rising Star" and Entrepreneur Award from Marriott.
Kathleen represents the true craft of American cuisine and excellence in the kitchen with a sustainable approach to local and seasonally grown products. She continues to expand her circle of influence throughout the culinary world and general public by her community involvement and donation of her time and talents to local charities.