Jillianwas born and raised in the heart of Massachusetts along with her sister, Jenna. She had the quintessential New England childhood of growing up near rolling hills of apple orchards and farms and summering on the scenic beaches of the Atlantic coast. The northeastern terroir and seasons contributed to her passion for creative cooking, local farmers, and design.
When Jillian became a mother, it fueled her to find healthy, creative ways to nurture her daughter Rhiannon.
Jillian focused on creating a working garden in her home to grow seasonal herbs, vegetables and flowers.
With this bounty she loves to create beautiful platters of food to nourish her family and friends.
“There is nothing better in this world than to sit on the ocean bluff with good company who love to eat.”
Along with the beautiful landscape, Jill soaked in the culture of her family well into adulthood. The women in her family possess a great deal of creativity. Her mother, from Argentina, was an art teacher, master-weaver and is now focusing on wellness and the art of Ayurveda. Her Nona was a genius sewer, gardener, natural healer and a fabulous cook. These traits influenced both Jenna and Jillian into their
life’s work of design,
creating + feeding others.
Jillian loves to share her passions for food, gardening, and local culture with her community. She has been a restaurant chef for over a decade with french culinary training from the Culinary Institute CIA.
Along with being a chef and mother, Jillian writes for Edible South Shore & Southcoast, a James Beard winning publication.