Growing up in New York City, Liz dined out often and developed a taste for good food at an early age. She earned a graduate culinary degree from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. She then went on to apprentice at Food and Wine Magazine; The Food Network television program; and the Tavern on the Green restaurant in New York City. Liz then moved to Chicago to set up and run the culinary program for the newly opened Sur La Table anchor store in Chicago, where she helped to develop culinary content and a corporate-wide training program for their nationwide chain of stores. Shortly after the birth of her first child, Liz began to recognize the need for more regional child-focused programming and menu development. Liz founded Kiddy Cuisine to teach children self-assurance through cookery and fun, and to teach parents to enjoy cooking with their families. She opened a nut-free bakery, Lizzie’s Bake Shoppe in 2011 and despite slower sales and closure of the business, developed a passion for baking and cooking nut-free. Currently Liz is focusing all her efforts on bringing the Lizzie’s Bake Shoppe blog followers the easiest nut-free recipes and inspiring everyone to provide the highest quality of recipes of cakes, baked goods and meals that can be enjoyed by those who have peanut and tree nut allergies.