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Who am I? I am the owner of Katalina's, The Little Cafe with Lots of Local Goodness. After a career as a creative marketer, I fulfilled a lifelong dream and opened a restaurant that has become more of a success than I could have ever hoped for. Learn more about it at Katalinascafe.com.

I have been cooking since I was 9. The first thing I remember cooking was Julia Child's Eggs Benedict. When I was 21, I cooked for a tiny restaurant in Morzine, France, and then went on to work as an assistant and cook for a Countess in Paris, France. I also prepared and cooked meals in Lyon, France for her mother-in-law, a Marquise, and their extended family in their summer chateau. It was there I fell in love with food and wine and knew I wanted to make my life about cooking.

Katalina demonstrating her Famous Watermelon Mint Lemonade recipe for students at North Market Cooking Academy, Columbus, OH.

Katalina demonstrating her Famous Watermelon Mint Lemonade recipe for students at North Market Cooking Academy, Columbus, OH.