I was not always an island dweller, nor always a chef (professionally speaking). I was brought up in the United States, primarily in New Jersey, and earned my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College. Following college, I went straight into a corporate environment and worked in management.

During this time, I spent many evenings after work dabbling in cookbooks, watching Top Chef and spending much of my income dining out. I realized that food was not just three square meals a day; it was a way of life and the thought “What am I going to eat next?” was always on my mind. I decided to follow this calling and enrolled in culinary school at the French Culinary Institute in New York City. A year or so later I am now on Cozumel Island, pursuing a passion for food and life.

Bon appétit ! ¡Buen apetito!

Reviews for Emily E.
Jeff Tastes

Emily does a great tour of the street food around Playa del Carmen. She's knowledgeable, friendly, and a professional chef. She brought us to some great spots, explained the dishes, went to some market, and talked the Yucatan food ways. Definitely needed for touring QROO.