Her first taste of cooking was at 11 years old when her summer job was to make lunch for her father’s daily meetings while he recovered at home from surgery. This passion continued into adulthood while working at restaurants during college and beyond. Her training has come from the knowledge of accomplished chefs, various workshops, and personal commitment to the craft.As a single parent, Cyndi worked at the non-profit Marcus JCC as the Youth and Family Programs Director. She developed successful children’s cooking camps as well as classes for adults, which are still in use today. After five years of inspiring people of all ages to have fun while cooking, it became a full time obsession. The idea to create a cooking school was born. With motivation from her parents Hal & Judi, Cyndi gathered her years of experience and launched Hal’s Kitchen. After a year into her business, she met her soul mate, and has a house full of four hungry teens, and loyal Labrador, Java. With a focus on Corporate Team Building and Private Events, Hal’s Kitchen has found its niche. Cyndi’s dedication to outstanding customer service, fun loving personality, and quality ingredients has made the Hal’s Kitchen experience unique. Her A-list clients include executives from Mercedes Benz USA, Cox Inc., The Home Depot, and IHG, to name a few.
“Cooking together is one of the most transformative experiences. Not only is it the bed rock of culture and tradition, but the connectivity is incredibly unique. It is fulfilling to create a common bond that everyone from the CEO to expectant parents can share.”