Carrie Schloss earned a degree in finance from Miami University and an MBA in finance in international business from the University of Chicago. After a successful career in international investments, she shifted gears to pursue a lifelong dream of working in the culinary industry. She graduated from the culinary school at Kendall College and currently works as a personal chef and culinary consultant. She has developed recipes for Let’s Dish, a cooking show on the Live Well television network, and for the past six years, she has taught cooking classes for kids and adults at The Kids’ Table, Now We’re Cookin’, and nonprofit organizations such as Common Threads, Purple Asparagus, and Chicago Lights Urban Farm. She lives in Wilmette, Illinois.