Jeanette grew up in the Lebanese city of Zahle and moved to the U.S. in 2006. She became interested in cooking as a teenager and vividly remembers learning to make tabbouleh from her aunts, a recipe she has painstakingly perfected over time. Formerly an elementary school French teacher, Jeanette now lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, with her husband and three children, where she is an active member of her church and local community, as well as a caterer of small parties and events.
Jeanette was a wonderful teacher! It was an amazing day that was filled with delicious food and great instruction. She and her husband were incredibly welcoming hosts. It was such an amazing experience to learn about her country and recipes. She welcomed us into her home like we were family.”