Rachael Perron is the Culinary & Branding Director at Kowalski's Companies. She specializes in product development and selection, particularly in fresh foods. She directs research and production chefs in both hot foods and ready-to-eat prepared foods and organizes culinary education and related communications. She participates actively in marketing, merchandising, media strategies and branding initiatives for the company and serves as Art and Content Director for Kowalski's in-house publication, At Home with Kowalski's.
A former private chef, cooking instructor and culinary consultant, Rachael is the author of four cookbooks and also edited Kowalski's 30th Anniversary Cookbook. She loves to write and talk about food almost as much as she loves to cook. Rachael is a recurring guest on Twin Cities' television and has been featured numerous times in local and national lifestyle and industry magazines.
Rachael is a self-taught culinary professional who grew up in the food business. Her professional experience includes work at a restaurant and B&B outside Florence, Italy, where she honed her specialty for updated and simply elegant regional home-kitchen classics that are fresh, flavorful and easy to prepare. Rachael enjoys writing recipes that are both perfect for entertaining, but simple and substantial enough for everyday. Her professionalism, positive energy and passion for all things delicious are infectious.
Rachael lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, with her husband, Jerry, and their two teenage children.
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