Hi, I’m John and thanks for stopping by! After finishing my bachelor’s degree in fine arts at UCLA I spent just over a decade teaching middle school math and science. A few years ago I decided to follow my first passion in life which is culinary arts and Preppy Kitchen was born! Baking and the process of content creation I do for Preppy Kitchen is the perfect mix of my creative background as an artist, experience teaching math and science (so much of both goes into baking), and the lifelong education I received in the kitchen from my mother. If you’re asking why I chose the name “Preppy Kitchen”, it’s because aside from my own personal affection for gingham, preppy connotes an adherence to gracious living and that’s my jam. For me the most satisfying part of making any dish is sharing it with friends and family so I started blogging to bring what I make to all of you in order to help you prepare dishes for the people in your life. If I was able to teach algebra to middle school students, then trust me I can teach you how to cook! Through Preppy Kitchen I’ve been fortunate enough to be a judge of Food Network’s Chopped: Sweets as well as work with multiple celebrities, be featured in publications such as Parade Magazine for which I am an official contributor, Good Morning America, Better Homes & Gardens, Elle Decor, Country Living, People Magazine, Woman’s Day, Delish, Taste of Home, and appear on a number of talk shows like The Today Show, Hallmark Home & Family, KTLA, Pickler & Ben, California Cooking with Jessica Holmes, NJ on Air, and CT Live. As far as life outside the kitchen, my husband Brian and I are enjoying life with our twins Lachlan & George and recently moved from our native Los Angeles to a farm in rural Connecticut.
Head on over to my Contact page if you have any questions and drop me a line!
You can see many more of my talk show appearances on the Press Page.