Biography of Suzanne Hunter

Suzanne Hunter received her B.A. in mathematics from Boston University and went on to earn an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago at night while working full time in the computer industry. She spent 11 years designing computer systems.

In her second career, which concentrates on food, she is a caterer, cooking instructor, and food writer. She is a certified member of the International Association of Cooking Professionals (IACP). She has studied with Chef John Snowden in Chicago in 1964, 65, and 66. She also studied at the University of Florence in Italy in 1968 and at the Hong Kong Gas Co. in China in 1988. She spent a summer in France in 1966 and again on an I.A.C.P. food tour to France in 1995. In addition, she has studied with Marcella Hazan in Venice in 1992 and went on a food tour with the I.A.C.P. to Norway, Sweden & Denmark in 1996. In 1997, with Chef Kaspar Donier and Chef Jacques Pepin she went to Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand. With the I.A.C.P. she went on a food tour to Northern Italy in 1998. With the Culinary Institute of America and Nancy Harmon Jenkins she went to Tunisia and Sicily in 2001. In 2002 Suzanne explored Turkish cuisine with local food historian Engin Akin and local Chef Feridun Ugumu in Istanbul. In 2004 Suzanne visited Northern Spain including Barcelona and the Basque region with the Culinary Institute of America. And her newest trip with the C.I.A. was to India with cookbook author Julie Sahni. We covered many areas of India from the north to the south. She was a contributing author to Northwest Gourmet newspaper for four years and has been mentioned in Food Arts magazine for her innovation. Suzanne gives cooking lessons in several different schools, stores, and locations.

The catering business known as Cuisine By Suzanne began in 1983.

Suzanne has achieved a C.C.P. or Certified Culinary Professional status with the esteemed International Association of Culinary Professionals since 1987.


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