Hi, I am Katya Lyukum. Welcome to my cooking lab!
Culinary coach and personal chef with extensive knowledge of various ethnic cuisines, I bring my best discoveries to you!
My culinary roots are in Ukrainian cuisine. I grew up with traditional Ukrainian dishes. Texas became my home and made me a fan of Tex-Mex and Mexican food. I enjoy traveling and learning about regional cuisines and cooking methods. England, Scotland, France, Spain, Germany, Singapore, Japan, China are among my culinary destinations and inspirations.
I have studied professional classic French cooking at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. My internships in acclaimed Austin restaurants — Uchi, Contigo, and Siena — helped me to learn and practice professional kitchen skills. I studied modern European desserts in Spain. My MFA degree and years of experience as graphic designer give me a foundation for artistic skills and creativity with food.
Home cooking improves your life. It allows you to take control of the quality of your food and has a positive impact on your health. You can adjust any meal to suit your taste. Invest in cooking skills and proper culinary tools to boost your well-being and save money. Share your culinary experiences with those you love. Make home kitchen a fine dining retreat.
Food is beautiful. It’s a delight to observe fresh ingredients, and how they transform sliced, tossed, cooked. Food is to be respected and enjoyed with all of our senses. Let’s cook together!