My name is Laura, I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and I love hamburgers. Preferably with a big glass of red wine on the side. There you go.
I found my love for food very early in life, my Portuguese family constantly cooking, baking, canning, foraging, and butchering. While in college I started working at two 5 star restaurants in Beverly Hills, California where I stayed for 7 years. After tech tanked and along with it my PR career in 2000, I decided to study food and wine in depth, attended culinary school for 3 years, worked in catering for 2 years, got another fine dining service job here in Oakland and I loved every minute of it. Finally, I combined all my talents and passions and started my own wedding and event planning business in 2003. I love people, parties, cooking, food, wine and everything about the place I was born and raised- Oakland, California. I started this blog as a diary of my adventures therein.
If you like what you read here, please visit my 1st blog Running 4 The Reason.