Today we’d like to introduce you to Paige Riordan.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Paige. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Prior to moving to California and opening Scarlet Kitchen & Lounge, I was a professional dancer and choreographer in New York for several years. I owned a dance company called Scarlet Fever which performed all over the city. While I loved dance, it was a highly competitive, grueling job. I began to explore cooking as a creative outlet that allowed me to temporarily escape from the stresses of my career as a dancer. It soon became my happy place and inspired me to pursue a culinary career full time, so I enrolled at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. There, I honed my skills in holistic, plant-based cuisine guided by whole foods and wellness. Upon graduating, I went on to work in some of New York’s most prestigious restaurants including Reynard at The Wythe, widely recognized for bringing farm-to-table cuisine to NYC.