about annette

I’m Annette Tomei…

aka Chef Annette. But that’s only a part of my story. OK, it’s a big part… but I’m much more than a chef. I’m a teacher, speaker, entrepreneur, & writer.

I explore the food and drink of the world then share it with you!

It’s been a great adventure, and it just keeps getting better!

the highlights

  • Three decades as a professional chef & culinary educator… I taught culinary arts and wine studies at three of the top culinary institutes in the country, and Food Studies at The New School in NYC.
  • An education junkie. I have a master’s degree in gastronomy and an Italian Wine Scholar with Highest Honors (among other things).
  • My favorite past job was being an America’s Test Kitchen host onboard Holland America cruise ships.
  • My least favorite was owning a restaurant in Utah – that was a long time ago.
  • My Inner Gypsy runs the show… we have great adventures!
  • My dog Daisy and I live in the Hudson Valley because we need lots of water, mountains, and trees in our lives, and we love being close to NYC!

are you ready to join my adventures?

About Wander Eat and Tell

Wander Eat and Tell started as a food blog in 2009. (You can actually find a bunch of my really old stuff in the blog if you scroll down really far!) A few years later, the winds of change filled my sails and I was off on a series of new adventures. Since then, I’ve been around the world and have so many new experiences that I can’t wait to share with you. 

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Have you taken a class wih Annette? Would you like to share a comment? We’d love to hear from you!

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