Andrea Lobas has been having adventures in the food industry and tech world for the past 15 years - on a winding path as a chef, writer, editor, event planner, quality assurance analyst, and project manager. Through these experiences, she has developed a keen attention to detail. She studied communications at Penn State and cooking at The French Culinary Institute. Andrea is happy to bring her sense of adventure into home kitchens everywhere. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and two children.
- Classically trained in French culinary arts.
- Honed eye for detail through experience in quality assurance and testing.
- Worked with renowned chefs on prestigious events in both New York City and Pittsburgh.
Andrea Lobas graduated with a public relations concentration, with an eye toward event planning. She soon realized she liked to be behind the scenes, creating beautiful food in the kitchen, instead. While working full-time in New York City for Major League Baseball (MLB.com), Andrea enrolled in culinary school and started writing for the school's blog. She is an experienced events planner and caterer, having worked for Union Square Hospitality Group, and private clients.
Andrea relocated to Pittsburgh, where she joined a top-tier restaurant group. She then moved over to a Pittsburgh start-up to work in quality assurance and testing, along with project management, for five years. There, she edited and updated websites and apps for retail companies. After taking time off to have her two children, Andrea wanted to come back to her other two passions - cooking and writing. She is happy looking at recipes and food articles all day and contributing to quality content for all those who agree that food is love.
Graduated with honors from The Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor's in communications and public relations and minors in business and Spanish.
Graduate of The French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center) with a Diploma of Culinary Arts.
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