Beth always loved to cook. So, after high school, she attended the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), graduating in 1988. She went on to work in fine restaurants and hotels, cooking her way up the ladder to key roles.
After several years, Beth decided to switch to baking. “I love sweets, and love to see people enjoy what I bake,” she said. She soon became a pastry chef, later opening her own bakery with a partner. That bakery is still in business after 25 years, although she decided to sell her share.
To uncover what she wanted to do next she hiked the Appalachian trail for 3 months. That provided the solitude she wanted and helped her appreciate the value of simplifying life. For her, this understanding came down to, “Do one thing well.”