My name is Emma Beqaj and I am a lover of all things culinary: food, restaurants, the Food Network, a variety of chefs and absolutely anything to do with cooking.

I have loved everything about food since I was 5 years old, helping out in my kitchen making banana muffins. My photo here is me at a young age, already loving baking and cooking!

My real loved deepened around my 13th birthday when I was given Jamie Oliver's Naked Chef cookbook.

Food has always been my passion, if you ask any of my friends they will tell you that the only thing that's ever on TV when they come over is the Food Network. I am obsessed! In 2010, after hearing me talk non-stop about everything & anything food, my dad encouraged me to start my own blog and start sharing my love of the industry with others around me! January 2011 marked the start of the Chef Management Program I completed at George Brown College in Toronto.

After spending the past nine months working at Toronto's BUCA Osteria & Enoteca, I now run my own catering company. Please visit www.emmabeqaj.com for more on my latest venture!

I hope you enjoy my posts - try out some of my recipes, restaurant choices or check out my favourite links.

ENJOY and in the words of Julia Child, BON APPETIT!