A couple years ago, The Daily News ran a short bio of Chef Jenn, highlighting her success in the business world despite learning on her feet, plus her upbringing around people who know what they’re doing in the kitchen and her extensive, beyond-culinary education.

The article touches on one of her early television appearances, Channel 3’s Live at Nine, and how that small step led her to the doors of 116 Kroger stores across three states–and counting.

If you’re interested in finding out how Chef Jenn started her ever-expanding edible empire, follow the link to the story. As you can expect with her, she’s poignant, insightful, and, of course, her family figures into the mix.