I own and operate Les Petites Gourmettes Children's Cooking School in Scottsdale, Arizona. I am mother to Marissa 22, a senior at University of Arizona and Connor, 18, freshman at Northern Arizona University. I've worked with such such international chefs as Jacques Pepin, Emeril Lagasse, Yan, Ken Hom, Paula Wolfert, Nathalie Dupree, Anne Willan and the late-great Julia Child. I've attended culinary schools in France, San Francisco and New York. I currently am or have been involved in several culinary organizations, including Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI), American Institute of Wine and Food (AIWF), and the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). From 1999-2002, Linda was the Producer of the Culinary Concert for the IACP Foundation, the charitable arm of IACP.
Les Petites Gourmettes has been featured in Parent’s Magazine, Child Magazine, The Arizona Republic, The Scottsdale Tribune, Cooking with Beth and Bill, Valley Dish, Family Fun Magazine, and on all of the local Phoenix news channels for its unique focus on children’s cooking. I've also have several recipes featured in various cookbooks including; "Cooking With Les Dames d'Escoffier: At Home With the Women Who Shape the Way We Eat and Drink", "Family Fun Cooking with Kids", "Southwest The Beautiful Cookbook", and "Reflections Under the Sun"