“Being a chef is an important responsibility and honor. It is the opportunity to connect with people around a table with food. Whether it’s a couple or group coming out to celebrate or just enjoy company – a meal can facilitate a special moment.”
Chef Carrie considers herself both a native of Washington, Iowa and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her culinary career took off in 2002 at JC’s NYPD, a family pizzeria of which she was owner operator. From there, she found fulfillment in a variety of special restaurants in and around New Mexico and Colorado, including Desert Fish, a Pacific NW food/live music venue, Dunton Hot Springs, listed as one of the top 40 resorts in the west, and most recently, Farm & Table, located on a ten acre farm in the North Valley. It was during her time here that she was honored with the awards of Best Chef by Edible Magazine in 2018, Winner of the television series Chopped, Season 32 Episode 5, and featured on Food Paradise, National Geographic Channel. Since moving to Jacksonville, she has been featured on the Food Network’s show Beat Bobby Flay, Season 24, Episode 16. We are so thrilled to have Chef Carrie with us. Her love for creating beautiful and authentic Italian dishes is a perfect match for Mezza.