Meet the chef

New York Times Best Selling Author


I have been in the kitchen since I can remember.  I started in California with my hispanic mother and family teaching me the importance of health and balance in their traditional cooking.  Once we moved to Tennessee in the 1980s, my mother and I learned from my father’s mom (my grandmother) how to cook traditional American favorites while being sought after for our Mexican favorites. 

Over time, we’ve made friends with other ethnic families and learned the magic of fusing different cooking styles including Asian, Italian and German. 

In my adult life I traveled the globe as a business woman sampling foods in the countries where they were created.  One of my most treasured experiences includes culinary training in Thailand. 

Since 2009 I’ve been helping families create their own wonderful memories serving them as a personal chef.  I’d love to help you create your own and enjoy delicious, nutritious and convenient food at home.  

- Chef Anna

2009-2014 Chef Anna.  All rights reserved, Website Developed, Designed and Maintained by Chef Anna.

Honors, Accomplishments & Degrees

  1. New York Times Best Selling Author, The Paleo Cookbook, August 2014

  2. Exclusively featured Chef on NOWU.COM, Paleo Diet (USA Today/Gannet Company, Inc.)

  3. Exclusively Featured Chef in Chatter Magazine for the Whole 30 Diet, July 2014

  4. 2013 Best of Johnson City Award - Personal Chef Category, Johnson City Awards Program

  5. Front Page of Chattanooga Times News “Life & Taste” Section - exclusively featured chef for the Paleo Diet feature article (2013).

  6. Business Woman & Marketer of the Year  2012, TriCities Business Journal

  7. Chef Anna in Johnson City, TN rated #1 Restaurant on Trip Advisor (2011 & 2012)

  8. Exclusively Featured Chef for the Kingsport Times News “What Women Want” Women’s Expo (2010, 2011, & 2012)

  9. Chef Anna was twice featured on the front page of the Family section of the Kingsport Times News (2011 and 2012)

  10. Featured chef in the online magazine The Examiner (2012)

  11. Monthly Column Author in Out ‘N About Magazine (2013)

  12. Featured Holiday Column Author in The News and Neighbor Magazine (2012)

  13. Author of Seven Cookbooks

  14. AS in Chemical Technology

  15. BS in Business/Marketing

  16. Culinary Training (Thailand)